Monday, July 4, 2011

Agilia Linux Commands You Must know .

If you are a fan of this Slackware based Russian Linux distribution the following mpkg commands which I collected from their forum requesting for them frequently will save your time and keep you safe from accidents with their package manager GUI which is quite tricky to use . Following commands are quite straightforward .

Summary of mpkg Commands:

mpkg-install PKGNAME - Installs a package

mpkg-remove PKGNAME - Removes a package

mpkg-show PKGNAME - Shows info about a package. By default, it shows currently the installed version .

mpkg-getrepositorylist - Receives repository list from central Server

mpkg-update - Updates packages from repository info

mpkg-upgradeall - To upgrade the whole system , use mpkg-upgradeall

mpkg-install PKGNAME - To upgrade only a specific package

I hope this is going to be helpful for Non-Russian AgiliaLinux Users to have these commands handy.

Here are some additional command posted by Valdos the Fat Troll in comments section, I will paste them here for quick access .

mpkg --help now in English
mpkg-add_rep [URI of repository] — adding repository. URI may be http://, ftp:// and file//.
mpkg-altlist — [don't know, where it's useful] shows all provides pairs.
mpkg-altshow [PKGNAME] — shows avaliable replacements for PKGNAME in argument.
mpkg-build — deprecated package build command
mpkg-check — (full?) dependency and consistency check?
mpkg-checkdeps [URI of repository] — checking consistency of repo.
mpkg-checklibdeps — checks broken library dependencies (also includes revdep-rebuild analog (mpkg-checklibdeps -Rd)).
mpkg-clean — wipe package cache.
mpkg-commit — ?
mpkg-conflicts [PKGNAME] — checks, does PKGNAME have some conflicts, that cannot be installed in system.
mpkg-convert_dir — (maybe) some part of deprecated build system.
mpkg-delete_rep [NUMBER OF REPO] — deletes repo from system. For list repo numbers use mpkg-list_rep.
mpkg-deleteprofile — ?
mpkg-depgraph [PKGNAME] — prints dependency tree of PKGNAME.
mpkg-deporder — ?
mpkg-disable_rep [NUMBER OF REPO] — disables repo without deleting.
mpkg-enable_rep [NUMBER OF REPO] — enables repo without deleting.
mpkg-export — ?
mpkg-exportinstalled — export installed packages to installable text file (setup list).
mpkg-filesearch [FILENAME] — search file in all avaliable packages.
mpkg-fixdeps — ?
mpkg-gendeps — deprecated dependency generator.
mpkg-gendeps2 — new dependency generator.
mpkg-getrepositorylist — gets repo list from main server.
mpkg-index — generates index for directory with packages, which needed for using directory as repo.
mpkg-install [PKGNAME] — installing PKGNAME.
mpkg-installfromlist [SETUP LIST NAME] — installing all packages from setup list.
mpkg-list — lists all avaliable packages.
mpkg-list_rep — lists repositories which present in system.
mpkg-listgroup [GROUPNAME] — shows packages with selected GROUPNAME.
mpkg-listgroups — shows avaliable grous (GROUPNAME from previous command).
mpkg-listprofiles — ?
mpkg-listupdates — shows avaliable updates.
mpkg-maintainer — tool for setting maintainer name and email in mkpkg.
mpkg-menu — buggy TUI for mpkg.
mpkg-purge [PKGNAME] — removes PKGNAME with all config files.
mpkg-quicklist — ?
mpkg-reinstall [PKGNAME] — suddenly, reinstalls PKGNAME.
mpkg-remove [PKGNAME] — removes package without configuration files.
mpkg-removegroup [GROUPNAME] — removes all packages from selected GROUPNAME.
mpkg-reset — initialize mpkg's sqlite database. DON'T USE IT!
mpkg-rollback [DATE/TRANSACTION] — rollback last update (without parameter), or all updates after DATE or TRANSACTION.
mpkg-saveprofile — ?
mpkg-search [KEYWORD] — search packages.
mpkg-searchdescription [KEYWORD] — search package by description.
mpkg-setmeta — change package metainformation.
mpkg-setprofile — ?
mpkg-show [PKGNAME] — shows full information about package.
mpkg-show_queue — shows planned things.
mpkg-spkg2abuild — converts old package build binary script to new text script.
mpkg-transactions [NUMBER OF TRANSACTION] — shows history of updates, installs, purges and other related things. Without parameter shows full log from zero-install to last.
mpkg-update — updates repo metadata.
mpkg-upgrade [PKGNAME] — updates PKGNAME.
mpkg-upgradeall — upgradeall all packages to latest avaliable versions.
mpkg-validate — ?
mpkg-version — shows version, lol.
mpkg-which [FILENAME] — shows, what package contains selected FILENAME.
mpkg-whodepend — shows reversdeps.

And he says there are some more which he doesn`t know himself and the list is growing :)