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NAME

       apturl - graphical apt-protocol interpreting package installer

SYNOPSIS

       apturl [options...] <URL>

DESCRIPTION

       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).

USAGE

       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.

EXAMPLES

       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+http://launchpad.net/~mvo/ppa?package=2vcard
              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.

EXIT CODES

       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).

BUGS

       Please             report             any             bug            on
       https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apturl.

SEE ALSO

       synaptic

AUTHORS

       apturl  was  written  by  Michael  Vogt  <michael.vogt@ubuntu.com>  for
       Canonical,   Ltd.   and  this  manual  page  by  Siegfried-A.  Gevatter
       <rainct@ubuntu.com>.

       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)