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Old 04-18-2008, 06:29 AM   #1
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What is APTonCD?


and, how can i use it?
is it rally need for work?
 
Old 04-18-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
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http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/ explains all you need to know about it!!!
If you don't know what's apt-get, this is the packages manager for all debian-based linux distributions (one of the biggest advantage of linux systems i think): you can install almost any software you'll ever need, it manage the whole system updates...
 
Old 04-18-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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Get APT anywhere

Have you ever felt that there is no life without APT? Well, if you'd suddenly lost conection to the internet, how would you install new packages? What about dependencies? You've just finished installing Ubuntu and configured it to a rad look, with all your favorite applications? For some reason you now have to re-install it? Feel like you have to download all of your favorite programs again? What? You've already forgotten which packages you had dowloaded before?
What is APTonCD?

APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs (you choose the type of media) with all of the packages you've downloaded via APT-GET or APTITUDE, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers.
APTonCD will also allow you to automatically create media with all of your .deb packages located in one especific repository, so that you can install them into your computers without the need for an internet conection.
With APTonCD you be able to...

Backup
Backup all downloaded packages (via apt-get, aptitude and synaptic) to restore later.
Transport
Take with you all your favorite packages, in a removable repository where you can install then all on anytime, anytime.
Download
Get an entire repository, or a specifc section. Simply point-and-click, and in few time you'll have an CD(s) or DVD(s) with entire main, restricted, universe, multiverse, contrib, etc.
Share
Share your packages with your friends without Internet conection. Also, send a meta-package for him to install the same set of packages that you have.
Was it really that hard to read the website? As to whether you need it for work, that's something you'll have to decide for yourself.
 
  


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