Tuesday, September 23, 2008

AptURL Protocol Handler install via a weblink

The AptURL Protocol Handler is a program that handles special URLs for installing packages. This means that special links in web pages can install software. Ubuntu 7.10 already has AptURL installed by default. Installing applications does not get any easier than this:

apt linkClick here to install the gweled game.


AptURL should be compatible with most browsers on Ubuntu, I tested it with Firefox and Epiphany and it worked fine.

Want to make your own AptURLs? The format is simple: apt:packagename.

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