Sparky APTus is a collection of small scripts to help you managing the system's packages. APTus is preinstalled in all Sparky editions as default. If not, install it via the command:
sudo apt-get install sparky-aptus
APTus is divided into a few tabs, everyone for different task.
The first tab called Update and Upgrade offers 3 options:
The 2nd tab called Install offers a few scripts to help you install:
See also Install new packages
The Desktop tab provides an option which lets you install one of 20 about desktops with Sparky look & feel, and as small set of applications as possible.
The feature lets you install desktops: awesome, bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, GNOME Flashback, GNOME Shell, i3, IceWM, JWM, KDE Plasma 5, Lumina, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, Pantheon, PekWM, Trinity, Window Maker, Xfce.
Make sure that it can make some small changes in desktops settings you have already installed!
Don't forget to update/refresh package list before starting the installation.
The Remove tab provides a few script to be used to:
See also Remove packages
The 5th tab Fix Broken ca be used to fix packages after broken package's installation or upgrading. If offers 2 options:
See Fix broken packages to find put how does it work.
The Clean Up tab lets you clean up the system from spear packages, via 3 options:
See also Packages clean up
The last tab called Repository lets you manage all the provided repositories:
All the 3th party repositories are OFF as default. There are only Debian and Sparky repositories ON. Enable the 3th party repositories as you want on your own risk.
See also Sparky repository