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       apturl - graphical apt-protocol interpreting package installer


       apturl [options...] <URL>


       apturl  is  a simple graphical application that takes an URL (following
       the apt-protocol) as a command line option, parses it and  carries  out
       the  operationsthat  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).


       apturl  just  needs an URL conforming with the apt-protocol in order to
       work. Additionally, it recognizes the following options:

       -p, --http-proxy
              Use the given HTTP proxy in order to download the packages.


       apturl apt:pidgin,pidgin-plugin-pack
              Installs Pidgin and Pidgin Plugin Pack (if the user confirms).

       apturl apt:freevial?section=universe
              Enables the "universe" component and installs package  Freevial.

       apturl apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=lucid-partner
              Enables  the  "partner"  repository  and installs package adobe-
              flashplugin.    Available    repositories    are    listed    in

       apturl apt+
              Installs  2vcard  from the indicated PPA (if the user confirms),
              and afterwards asks if the PPA should be  removed  again  or  it
              should remain enabled.
              Warning:   This   is  currently  disabled  because  of  security


       0      All requested packages have been successfully installed or  were
              already installed.

       1      The user aborted the installation of one or more packages.

       2      There  was  an error doing the requested operations, or the user
              aborted the installation while Synaptic (and not apturl  itself)
              was working.

       3      The arguments with which apturl was called were incorrect (e.g.,
              it was called without any argument or the given URL was  wrong).


       Please             report             any             bug            on




       apturl  was  written  by  Michael  Vogt  <>  for
       Canonical,   Ltd.   and  this  manual  page  by  Siegfried-A.  Gevatter

       It is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2  or  any
       later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

                              September 01, 2008                     APTURL(8)