graphical apt-protocol interpreting package installer
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Installs Pidgin and Pidgin Plugin Pack (if the user confirms).
Enables the "universe" component and installs package Freevial.
Enables the "partner" repository and installs package
adobe-flashplugin. Available repositories are listed in
Installs 2vcard from the indicated PPA (if the user confirms),
and afterward asks if the PPA should be removed again or it
should remain enabled.
Warning: This is currently disabled because of security concerns.
is a simple graphical application that takes an URL
(following the apt-protocol) as a command line option,
parses it and carries out the operations that the URL
describes (that is, it asks the user if he wants the
indicated packages to be installed and if the answer is
positive does so).
All requested packages have been successfully installed or were
The user aborted the installation of one or more packages.
There was an error doing the requested operations, or the user
aborted the installation while Synaptic (and not apturl itself)
The arguments with which apturl was called were incorrect
(e.g., it was called without any argument or the given URL was
apturl just needs an URL conforming with the apt-protocol
in order to work. Additionally, it recognizes the following
Use the given HTTP proxy in order to download the packages.
any bug on
was written by Michael Vogt <michael.vogt[:at:]ubuntu[:dot:]com>
for Canonical, Ltd. and this manual page by Siegfried-A.
It is released
under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or any later
version published by the Free Software Foundation.