[Kde-announce-apps] kapt-get 0.3.4

Logan Rathbone rathbonel at phoenuxos.com
Mon Oct 9 22:35:04 CEST 2006

Name: kapt-get
Version: 0.3.4
Type: System Tool
Depend: Qt 3.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 kapt-get is a graphical frontend to apt-get,
specifically for RPM-based systems.  It is not a
direct drop-in replacement for the apt-get
command, but it provides a good way to add a GUI
to an otherwise command-line operation (in
scripts, etc).

So, rather than typing "apt-get install foobar"
for instance, you would type "kapt-get --install
foobar."  Another "key feature" is the ability to
update the repository database as well as perform
another operation in the same command.  For
instance, "kapt-get --update --dist-upgrade" will
first run 'apt-get update' and then 'apt-get
dist-upgrade' and give a GUI to the whole

PerlQt 3.009b2 or higher is required to run this
program.  I highly doubt that it will run with an
older version.  apt-rpm is also required.  It will
not work with apt for dpkg, but I'd be willing to
accept patches.  The whole app will be rewritten
for 0.4.0 which may make it easier to add support
for it.

To install, type "make" and then "make install" as
root.  There is no "configure" script, so there is
no need to run ./configure.

TRANSLATORS NEEDED!  If you'd be willing to
translate kapt-get into your native language, I
would be forever grateful. Contact me if

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