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Re: Synaptic for apt
On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 13:46, Gary wrote:
> Has anyone played with this yet.. a GUI for apt. Some are using it on RH.
It's a fairly popular package on Debian. It uses the WINGS toolkit
There are lots of front ends, add-ons, etc. for apt in Debian; some of
them are likely to be useful for RPM-based systems. These include:
- aptitude. Intended to be the dselect replacement in Debian.
Curses-based, making it easy to use over ssh.
- stormpkg. Stormix apt front end.
- gnome-apt. What the name says. Used to be clunky, but I've heard
it's been adopted by someone who's making it work nicely.
- kpackage. KDE front end for, among other things, apt.
- apt-proxy. Creates a local proxy for packages; this way, if you have
more than one system maintained by apt, you only download packages once.
- apt-move. Similar to the above; creates a mirror hierarchy from the
- apt-zip. Method for installing packages via Zip disks.
- auto-apt. Auto-installs packages via apt and sudo upon file
- cron-apt. Scripts for keeping the apt cache and databases up to date
automatically. Can be set to auto-download updates as they become
- apt-build. If you have source lines in sources.list, this can
download source, build, and install packages optimized for your
- apt-listchanges. Shows the changelog entries for all package updates
before installing the packages, thus allowing you to abort the update if
you notice something bad.
- jablicator. Creates a meta-package with information about the
currently installed packages. You can install this meta-package on
another system, and apt will install any packages not on the first
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