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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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