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
operationsthat 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:
Use the given HTTP proxy in order to download the packages.
Installs Pidgin and Pidgin Plugin Pack (if the user confirms).
Enables the "universe" component and installs package Freevial.
Installs 2vcard from the indicated PPA (if the user confirms), and afterwards
asks if the PPA should be removed again or it should remain enabled.
Warning: This is currently disabled because of security concerns.
All requested packages have been successfully installed or were already
The user aborted the installation of one or more packages.
There was an error doing the requested operations, or the user aborted the
installation while Synaptic (and not apturl itself) was working.
The arguments with which apturl was called were incorrect (e.g., it
was called without any argument or the given URL was wrong).