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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 <jredrejo@debian.org>
>   Package name    : aptlinex
>   Version         : 2.0
>   Upstream Authors : Daniel Campos <dcampos@gmail.com> & José L. Redrejo
> Rodríguez <jredrejo@debian.org>
>   URL             : http://gata.linex.org/trac/browser/aptlinex
>   License         : GPL
>   Description     : Web browser addon to install Debian packages with a
> click
> 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
> http://gambas.gnulinex.org/linexapt/

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).


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