Aptdaemon allows normal users to perform package management tasks, e.g. refreshing the cache, upgrading the system, installing or removing software packages.
Currently it comes with the following main features:
- Programming language independent D-Bus interface, which allows to write clients in several languages
- Transaction based design which allows to queue actions
- The daemon runs only if required (D-Bus activation)
- Fine grained privilege management using PolicyKit, e.g. allowing all desktop user to query for updates without entering a password
- Support for media changes during installation from DVD/CDROM
- Support for debconf (Debian's package configuration system)
- Support for attaching a terminal to the underlying dpkg call
- Command line client aptdcon
- Python GTK widgets to monitor and control a running transaction
Aptdaemon was inspired by PackageKit which doesn't allow a tight integration into Debian/Ubuntu by policy: Running transaction are not allowed to be paused. This makes the use of debconf or resolving config file conflicts impossible.
The documentation can be found at the home page.
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1487087: Incorrect use of .assert_called() masks test failure
Reported on 2015-08-20
Bug #1486658: test_install_file() sees a different lintian error than expected
Reported on 2015-08-19
Bug #1486646: pep8 test failures
Reported on 2015-08-19
Bug #1469886: doesnot always honor password.
Reported on 2015-06-29
Bug #1439878: Need to add a program, but error instead of authenticate! Correct password is used, to no avail!
Reported on 2015-04-02
All packages Packages in Distributions
aptdaemon source package in Wily
Version 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu8 uploaded on 2015-08-20
aptdaemon source package in Vivid
Version 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu3.1 uploaded on 2015-06-12
aptdaemon source package in Utopic
Version 1.1.1+bzr980-0ubuntu1.1 uploaded on 2015-06-12
aptdaemon source package in Trusty
Version 1.1.1-1ubuntu5.2 uploaded on 2015-06-12
aptdaemon source package in Precise
Version 0.43+bzr805-0ubuntu10 uploaded on 2015-06-12
All questions Latest questions
my password is not working for updates or istaling apps
Posted on 2015-08-07
authentication password not working . pls help.
Posted on 2015-05-23
i forget the passe word of my computer
Posted on 2015-04-23
forgotten autentication password
Posted on 2015-03-24
don't know the authenification password to load a new language
Posted on 2015-03-18