This package provides several scripts that assist in working with Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint packages using apt-get and related tools.
The scripts are packaged using
npm for convenience.
sudo npm install -g --unsafe-perm scripts-debian-pkg
--unsafe-perm is needed so that
npm will run the simple
scripts/install.sh script as root. Similarly, to uninstall:
sudo npm rm -g --unsafe-perm scripts-debian-pkg
pkg is a wrapper for
apt-get and will automatically
sudo if necessary.
# To install package abcde: pkg abcde pkg install abcde # To download source code: pkg source abcde # Any other apt-get command should work here too: pkg remove abcde
pkg reinstall is a shortcut for
apt-get install --reinstall.
pkg-info shows some information about the given package(s), including
selected fields from
apt-cache and whether or not the package is installed.
# Show basic information pkg-info abcde # Include package dependencies pkg-info -d abcde