Provided by: auto-apt_0.3.22_amd64
auto-apt - on demand package installation tool
auto-apt [options] [command] [args...]
This manual page documents briefly the auto-apt commands. auto-apt is a program that checks file access of programs running within auto-apt environments. If a program will access a file of uninstalled package, auto-apt will install the package containing the file, by using apt-get.
A summary of options is included below. -h Usage. -s No action, perform a simulation of action. -y Automatic yes to prompt. -q Quiet -i Don't install in background process. -x Disable X interface. -X Enable X interface. Run apt-get in another x-terminal-emulator if you run in X environments. -a [dist[,dist...]] Select installable distribution from main,contrib,non-free,non-US or none. If you set "-a none", it means almost same as "-s". -p [hook[,hook...]] Select hook functions from exec,open,access,stat or none If you set "-p none", it means almost same as "-s". -D [dbfile] Change dbfile from default /var/cache/auto-apt/pkgcontents.db -F [filedb] Change filedb from default /var/cache/auto-apt/pkgfiles.db, which is generated by auto-apt update-local commands. It is used as default dbfile for commands with -local postfix. In many cases, it is used with -L option to detect file access -L [record.lists] Append file access data to record.lists file.
A summary of command is included below. run [command] Run command controlled by auto-apt. If command is not specified, user's shell will be used. update [ -a ] Recreate dbfile from sources.list information. dbfile can be specified by -D option. With -a option, all files are stored in dbfile. Note that dbfile become too big with -a option. update-local [ -a ] Generate filedb from installed package information. filedb can be specified by -F option. With -a option, all files are stored in dbfile. Note that dbfile become too big with -a option. merge [ -a ] Merge package,filename information to dbfile, which can be specified by -D option. With -a option, all files are stored in dbfile. Note that dbfile become too big with -a option. del package Delete file information of package from dbfile database. check [-v] [-f] file Check which package provides file, from dbfile database. options: -v means verbose. -f uses Contents-*.gz file instead of dbfile database. install [-s] [-d] [-u] [-y] [-v] file Try to install a package that provides file by using apt-get. You need root privilege to run apt-get install. list [-v] [-f] List file information in dbfile database. options: -v means verbose. -f uses Contents-*.gz file instead of dbfile database. search [-v] [-f] pattern Search file information by grep(1) pattern in dbfile database. options: -v means verbose. -f uses Contents-*.gz file instead of dbfile database. debuild [debuildopts] Run debuild(1) in auto-apt environments, and show Build-Depends: estimation. Recommended to use with -s option of auto-apt. status Show whether current environment is in auto-apt or not.
o /etc/auto-apt/paths.list path lists o /var/cache/auto-apt cache/database directory o /etc/auto-apt/sources.list sources.list for auto-apt. if not found, symlink to apt- get's sources.list will be created.
o AUTO_APT_CACHEDIR override default cache/database directory
Known bugs. See /usr/share/doc/auto-apt/BUGS. and/or http://bugs.debian.org/auto-apt
This program was written by Fumitoshi UKAI <firstname.lastname@example.org>, inspired by idea/comments from Debian Guru (debian.gr.jp) and Project Dice members. 29 Jun 2000 auto-apt(1)