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How-to Sparky APTus

Sparky APTus is a collection of small scripts to help you manage the system's packages. APTus is preinstalled in all Sparky editions by default. If not, install it via the command:

 sudo apt-get install sparky-aptus

APTus is divided into several sections, each one for a different task.


Accessories

The first section is Accessories offering several options; the main three options are:

  • Refresh package list
    -This option HAS to be done before upgrading the system or installing new packages, (apt-get update).
  • Safely upgrade the system
    - Upgrade the system without installing additional packages; (apt-get upgrade).
  • Fully upgrade the system
    - The recommended way to upgrade your Sparky installation; (apt-get dist-upgrade).

Update & Upgrade

Additional Options:

  • Clean user cache - clear the home cache of current user.
  • Edit custom repositories - opens a list of files to edit in /etc/apt/sources.list.d.
  • Edit main repository - opens /etc/apt/sources.list in Mousepad for editing.
  • Fix broken packages by APT - opens a terminal window and runs apt-get install -f
  • Install or reinstall DEB package from local disk - install local deb packages resolving and installing its dependencies.
  • Install packages from repositories - install repository packages resolving and installing its dependencies.
  • Remove non-free packages - offers a list of non-free packages. Y/N to remove all non-free packages.
  • Remove old DEB packages - clear the APT cache of old .deb packages.
  • Remove package from system - opens a terminal and runs apt-get remove 'package-name'.
  • Remove unnecessary packages - opens a terminal and runs apt-get autoremove.
  • Search packages from repository - opens a terminal and quires repositories for package.

See also Manual System Upgrade and How-to Sparky APTus Upgrade (aka System Upgrade)


Codecs

This section offers 14 scripts to help you install Codecs:

DVD-Video, FFmpeg, Flash Player-Chromium and Mozilla, GStreamer-Bad Plugins, Ugly plugins, libav, LAME, LibDVDRead, Mencoder, OpenJDK Java, W32/64, x264, and x265.

Install

See also Install new packages


Audio Player

This section offers 35 scripts to help you install Audio Players:

AlsaPlayer GUI, Amarok, Ario, Audacious, BetsRadio, Cantata, Clementine, cmus, Daisy Player, DeaDBeeF, Deepin Music, Dradio, Esperanza, Exaile, Gmerlin, gmusicbrowser, GNOME Music, Googles Music Player, Goobox CD Player, Gradio, Jajuk, Juk, KsCD, LXmusic, moc, Musique, pmrp, Pragha, Qmmp, Quod Libet, Radio Tray, Rhythmbox, Sayonara, Sonata, Sparky Player, Sparky Play mp3, Sparky Tube, Spotify, Strawberry, StretchPlayer, xmms2, Yarck.

Install

See also Install new packages


Audio Tool

This section offers 34 scripts to help you install Auto Tools:

Aeolus, AlsaMixer GUI, Ardour, Audacity, Buzztrax, Cecilia, DGEdit, DIN Is Noise, Easy Tag, Ex Falso, Foo YC20, Free DV, Gespeaker, GNU Denemo, Grig Guitarix, Hydrogen, Internet DJ Console, Jaaa, JACK Keyboard, Jack Mixer, Jnoisemeter, Kluppe, KMix, Kwave Sound Editor, LMMS, Meterbridge, MilkyTracker, Mixxx, Mudita24, Patchage, Paulstretch, PauvControl, PHASEX, PureData, QasConfg, QasMixer, QjackCtl, Qsampler, Qsynth, Qtractor, Rakarrack, Rosegarden, samplv1, Schism Tracker, Sonic Visualizer, SooperLooper, Sound Converter, Sound Juicer, soundKonverter, Sound Recorder, Spek, Swami, Sweep, Timemachine, tuxguiter, Virtual MIDI Keyboard, Yoshimi.

Install

See also Install new packages


Video Player

This section offers 14 scripts to help you install Video Players:

GNOME MPV, KMPlayer, Kodi, MotionBox, MPlayer, MPV, Parole, QtAV Player, Rage, SMPlayer, SMTube, Totem, VLC, xine.

Install

See also Install new packages


Video Tool

This section offers 22 scripts to help you install Video Tools:

AcidRip, Avidemux, Brasero, DevedeNG, Dvd95, Flowblade, GNOME Subtitles, K3b, Kdenlive, LIVES, OGMRip, OpenShot, Pitivi, qStopMotion, RecordMyDesktop, SimpleBurn, Stopmotion, Subtitle Editor, Videomas, vokoscreen, WinFF, Xfburn.

Install

See also Install new packages


Desktop

Sparky Desktop installs about 25 different desktops with one click, such as: awesome, bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, GNOME Flashback, GNOME Shell, i3, IceWM, JWM, KDE Plasma 5, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, Pantheon, Trinity, Window Maker, Xfce.

The desktops will be installed from different servers:
- Debian - most desktops come from the Debian repositories
- Sparky - bspwm, Budgie, Enlightenment come from Sparky repositories
- Pantheon and Trinity will be downloaded and installed from 3rd party repositories

All the desktops will be installed with Sparky settings (wallpaper, icon set, theme, sparky core packages, etc.). It will also make some small changes to the personal settings of an already installed desktop.

Make sure your package list is up-to-date before starting any installation. The desktops need many dependencies so if your new desktop installation fails, please report it in the Sparky Forums.

Desktop


Game

This section offers 30 scripts to help you install Games:

AntiMicro, Atari800, DeSmuME (GTK), DOSBox Emulator, ePSXe, Fceux, GNOME Video Arcade, GZDoom, Hatari, Higan, Itch, Joystick, jstest-gtk, Kega Fusion, Lutris, Mameᵀᴹ Arcade Emulator, Mednafen, Nestopia, PCSX2, PCSXR, PlayOnLinux, PPSSPP, Steam, Stella, Virtual Jaguar, VisualBoy Advance, Wine, Winetricks, Yabause (GTK), ZSNES.

Install

See also Install new packages


Office

This section offers 39 scripts to help you install Office Tools:

AbiWord, Atril, BlueGriffon, Calculator, Calibre, Calligra, Comix, Evince, FeatherPad, FreeOffice, Galculator, Geany, Gedit, GNU Emacs (GUI), Gnumeric, Kate, KWrite, LeafPad, Leo Editor, LibreOffice, Master PDF Editor, MComix, Mousepad, MS Fonts, MS Online Applications, MuPDF, Notepadqq, Okular, OnlyOffice, OpenOffice, Pluma, qpdfview, Scribus, Simple Scan, NIM, WPS Mui, WPS Office, xpdf, xSane.

Install

See also Install new packages


Graphics

This section offers 41 scripts to help you install Graphic Tools:

asciinema, Blender, Camorama, Darktable, digiKam, Ephoto, Eye of CNOME, Eye of Mate, Feh, Flamshot, fotoxx, Geeqie, GIMP, GNOME Paint, GNOME Screenshot, Gpicview, gscreenshot, gThumb, Gtkam, Gwenview, Hugin, ImageMagic, Inkscape, K-3D, Kamera, Karbon, KDE Spectacle, KolorPaint, Knta, LightZone, LXImage, OpenToons, Peek, RawTherapee, Ristretto, Shotwell, Synfig Studio, Tux Paint, Viwenior, XnViewMP, XPaint.

Install

See also Install new packages


Web

This section offers 39 scripts to help you install Web Tools:

Brave Browser, Chromium, Conkeror, Cyberfox, Dillo, Dooble, Elinks, Epiphany, Falkon, Firefox ESR, Firefox Latest, Google Chrome, Google Earth, IceCat, Indium, Iron, Konqueror, Links 2, Lynx, Midori, Min, Netsurf, Opera, Otter, Palemoon, SeaMonkey, TOR Browser, Vivaldi, w3m, Waterfox.

Install

See also Install new packages


IM

This section offers 37 scripts to help you install Instant Messengers:

bti, Caprine, Corebird, Discord, EKG2 (GTK), Empathy, Fraz, Gajim, HexChat, ircII, irssi, Kadu, Konversation, Kopete, KVIrc, Loqui, LostIRC, nheko, Pidgin, Pork, Psi, Quassel IRC, Quaternion, Rambox, Ring, Ript, Scrollz, sic, Skype, Smuxi, TeamSpeak, Telegram Desktop, TinyIRC, Tkabber, TOR Messenger, Twinkle, WeeChat.

Install

See also Install new packages


Email

This section offers 9 scripts to help you install Email Clients:

Alpine, Claws Mail, Evolution, Geary, KMail, Mutt, Sylpheed, Thunderbird, Trojita.

Install

See also Install new packages


RSS

This section offers 8 scripts to help you install RSS Clients:

Akregator, Liferea, NRSS, QuiteRSS, rawdog, RSS Guard, RSStail, Tickr.

Install

See also Install new packages


FileTransfer

This section offers 29 scripts to help you install File Transfer Clients:

aMule, aria2, BitStormLite, Bittorando Client, Bittorrent GUI, ctorrent, Deluge, Dropbox, FileZilla, gFTP, gtk-guntella, JFTP, KGet, KYorrent, Iftp, MEGASync, MLDonkey, ncftp, Nicotine-Plus, Persepolis, qBittorrent, rTorrent, SpiderOak ONE, Transmission, uftp, uGet, Vuze, Wget, YouTube DL GUI.

Install

See also Install new packages


Syatem

This section offers 42 scripts to help you install System Tools:

AnyDesk, AQEMU, balenaEtcher, BleachBit, ClamTK, Clonezilla, DEBiTool, Docker, Eraser, Firewall Builder, Flatpak, GitKraken, GTomb, Gufw, Install Debian Kernel, Install Language Packages, Install Liquorix Kernel, Install Sparky Kernel, Live USB Creator, LuckyBackup, MintStick, mkusb, MultiBoot USB, Netdata, Nvida Settings, Oracle VirtualBox, PuTTY, qt-fsarchiver, Remmina, Remove old system kernel, snapd, Sparky Backup System, TeamViewer, Timeshift, TOR, USB Disk Formatter, VeraCrypt, VMware Player Installer, Vulkan Utils, Webmin, WoeUSB, zuluCrypt.

Install

See also Install new packages


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aptus.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/11 16:17 by 8bit