Re: ITP: aptlinex -- Web browser addon to install Debian packages with a click
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 05:40:16PM +0100, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: José L. Redrejo Rodríguez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Package name : aptlinex
> Version : 2.0
> Upstream Authors : Daniel Campos <email@example.com> & José L. Redrejo
> Rodríguez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> URL : http://gata.linex.org/trac/browser/aptlinex
> License : GPL
> Description : Web browser addon to install Debian packages with a
> This addon allows installing Debian packages from iceweasel, firefox,
> opera or konqueror just clicking on a web link.
> For this to work, links need to have an url beginning with apt://
> This package does not install the packages or download them from the
> web sites, it just launches apt, passing the package name to install as
> a parameter to apt.
> Some screenshots to see how it works are available at
This is very interesting! However, from that spanish screenshots, it is
not totally clear to me how this works. I see a download progress bar,
is this part of aptlinex, or already some other application? Did you
consider using gdebi for installation (which has been developped with
installing a single .deb including its dependencies in mind, I think).
Once deployed in stable, it would be very nice to have apt:// links on
packages.debian.org for easy installation after browsing/searching
through (maybe along with some fancy icon like you see for the
1-Click-Install from OpenSuse on some blogs).