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Sparky-APTus-Upgrade 0.1.7

 

After a few tests and improvements I have made, Sparky-APTus-Upgrade works as I wish to.
The package has been upgraded up to version 0.1.7 and provides the recommended tool for upgrading Sparky installation. The tool will be pre-installed in the December’s iso images.

0.1.7 changelog:
– added re-refreshing package list after finishing/breaking the upgrading process
– if the process will be broken due to lost connection or the connection hasn’t been done – you will be posted about that
– the main upgrading process is showed in a terminal emulator window, instead of a GUI window. Some of the updates/new packages need to be accepted by you
– Terminator has to be installed as a dependency, but it doesn’t make any change with your Terminator’s config file (if you have it). The package ‘sparky-terminator-config’ features its own config file which is located in a separated directory. Sparky’s Terminator configuration removes the window borders, close buttons and hide from taskbar – it protects against shooting down the window during the upgrading process

If you’d like to install it, rut the commands as root:
apt-get update
apt-get install sparky-aptus-upgrade

The app will be available in the Menu-> System-> System Upgrade

Sparky APTus Upgrade

After installing Terminator, the default terminal emulator has been changed for Terminator.
To get back previous terminal settings, run as root:
update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator
and choose you favorite terminal emulator.

 

Updates 2014/11/03

 

We have two new apps in our repo:

1. As Jessie mentioned at the Weekly Distrowatch Issue 581, you can’t manage the system services using the standard ‘systemd-ui’ tool.
sparky-systemd-ui lets you manage systemd units as root.
It provides the Menu entry to do so.

2. ‘System Upgrade’ is the second new app which lets you fully upgrade the system.
Simply install ‘sparky-aptus-upgrade’ package from our repository.

Sparky APTus Upgrade

 

Updates:
1. As GenyC suggested on our forums, I added application status to the ‘sparky-aptus-extra’ tool. Now you can see has an application been installed or not.
Updated up to version 0.1.7

Sparky APTus Extra

2. Tor Browser has been upgraded up to version 4.0.1 which includes Tor 0.2.5.10

3. VMware Player On-Line Installer has been updated to the 6.0.4-1 version.

4. Sparky Conky manager upgraded up to version 0.1.7-1. (thank’s to way12go)
It includes a new applet with a battery status (not enabled)

Battery

 

Sparky APTus on Debian and Ubuntu

 

If you’d like to install Sparky APTus on Debian, Ubuntu or their spins, simply do:
1. Open a text console and add Sparky repository (as root):
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky.list
2. Add the text to the file:
deb http://sparkylinux.org/repo testing main
3. Get Sparky public key:
wget -O - http://sparkylinux.org/repo/sparkylinux.gpg.key | apt-key add -
4. Refresh package list:
apt-get update
5. Install it:
apt-get install sparky-aptus sparky-remsu
6. Check is everything ok:
apt-get install -f
That’s all, close the text console and run Sparky APTus from Menu-> System.

 
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New apps & updates

 

Sparky-APTus-Extra has been updated up to version 0.1.4.
Changelog:
– fixed a problem with installing Skype
– added new apps to the list: LightDM Manager and MEGAsync

Ceni updated up to version 2014.09.07.

New aplications added to our repository:
– LightDM Manager – a tool to manage LightDM
– MEGAsync – Easy automated syncing between your computers and your MEGA cloud drive. It’s an alternative tool for Dropbox and Spideroak.

08/09/2014 update:
SeaMonkey updated up to version 2.29

 

Sparky APTus Extra

 

There is a new, small application called ‘Sparky-APTus-Extra’ available in our repository.
It lets you install some ‘popular’ tools via just one click.

APTus-Extra supports installation some applications such as:
– Custom ISO Builder
– DEB Package Builder
– Dropbox
– Eraser
– Live USB Creator
– Nightingale
– RSSOwl
– SeaMonkey
– Skype
– SpiderOak
– Steam
– TeamViewer
– TOR Browser
– VMware Player Installer
– and a few sparky’s tools

APTus Extra

Most of the apps can be installed directly from sparky repo.
There is only one different than others – VMware Player Installer. The script can download VMware Player package from VMware server, install it, upgrade and remove.

vmplayer-installer

 

Sparky APTus 0.1.8

 

There is an update of Sparky APTus 0.1.8 available at our repository.

Changelog:

1. Xterm terminal emulator, which used to do all operations, has been dropped.
From now, APTus uses the default x-terminal emulator of your desktop, for example:
– LXDE – lxterminal
– MATE – mate-terminal
– Xfce – xfce4-terminal, etc.

They properly display different letters than English.

2. Updating of the package list has been removed from the options: “Upgrade” and “Dist_Upgrade”.
To upgrade the system, run “Update” option as the first, then “Upgrade” or “Dist_Upgrade” (recommended: Dist_Upgrade).

3. The last change is a new option “NonFree”, which lets you to quick and painless remove Non-Free and Restricted packages from your system.

APTus

I understand that not everyone would like or can use packages like that. The “NonFree” option will remove all of them without a problem.

Just launch the “NonFree” option to display all Non-Free and Restricted packages installed in your system. Next, you can remove them (OK) or stop this operation (Exit).

APTus NonFree

Sparky APTus can be installed from our repository.

 

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Sparky APTus 0.1.4

 

There is an update of Sparky APTus 0.1.4 available at our repository.

Changelog:
– Upgrade – this will run “apt-get upgrade”
– Dist_Upgrade – this will run “apt-get dist-upgrade” – recommended way to keep Sparky up to date
– Quick_Install – quick install a package/packages from the repository
– Quick_Install_DEB – quick install “.deb” package from a local disk with all the dependencies
– Quick_Remove – quick remove selected package/packages from the system with all the dependencies
– Old_Kernel_Remove – this will remove old, non-active system kernel (if any)

APTus

 

Sparky APTus

 

Sparky APTus is a small, simply and lightweight front-end for “apt-get” and “dpkg” tools.
It can be used for upgrading, installing, removing packages and cleaning up the system.

The application can do:

– Update – update package list
– Upgrade – safely system upgrading
– Dist_Upgrade – full system upgrading – recommended way to keep Sparky up to date

– Quick_Install – install a package/packages from the repository
– Quick_Install_DEB – install “.deb” package from a local disk with all the dependencies
– Language – install missing language packages

– Quick_Remove – remove selected package/packages from the system with all the dependencies
– Old_Kernel_Remove – this will remove old, non-active system kernel (if any)
– NonFree_Remove – this will remove Non-Free and Restricted packages from the system (if any)

– Fix_Broken_DPKG – Check by DPKG broken packages not installed/upgraded correctly
– Fix_Broken_APT – Check by APT broken packages not installed/upgraded correctly

– Autoremove – unnecessary packages removing
– Autoclean – old versions of “.deb” packages removing
– Clean – all downloaded “.deb” packages removing.

– Edit main (Debian testing) repository
– Edit other repositories

APTus

 

It can be installed from our repository.
For Debian and Ubuntu based distributions check: sparky-aptus-on-debian-and-ubuntu

 
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