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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 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).


       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 /usr/share/app-install/channels/.

       apturl apt+
              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.


       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)