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||<tablewidth="100%" style="border:none">'''aptlinex''' : This addon allows installing Debian packages from iceweasel, firefox, galeon or konqueror just clicking on a web link. [[BR]] [[BR]] For this to work, links need to have an url beginning with {{{apt://}}} This package does not install the packages or download them from the web sites, it just launches apt, passing the package name to install as a parameter to apt. ||<style="border:none"> inline:aptlinex.png || ||<tablewidth="100%" style="border:none">'''aptlinex''' : This addon allows installing Debian packages from iceweasel, firefox, galeon or konqueror just clicking on a web link. <<BR>> <<BR>> For this to work, links need to have an url beginning with {{{apt://}}} This package does not install the packages or download them from the web sites, it just launches apt, passing the package name to install as a parameter to apt. ||<style="border:none"> {{attachment:aptlinex.png}} ||
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It's inclusion in Debian was discussed in [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/03/msg00330.html debian-devel] mailing list. It's inclusion in Debian was discussed in [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/03/msg00330.html|debian-devel]] mailing list.
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A service like http://www.apturl.net/ solves this problem (since the link point to a webpage, not to a package). It could be integrated in [http://packages.debian.org] A service like http://www.apturl.net/ solves this problem (since the link point to a webpage, not to a package). It could be integrated in [[http://packages.debian.org]]

This page describes two initiatives, which purposes are to make it easier for users to install a program, when browsing the web.

A good explanation is available in the package description :

Package providing apt:// Protocol

Aptlinex

aptlinex : This addon allows installing Debian packages from iceweasel, firefox, galeon or konqueror just clicking on a web link.

For this to work, links need to have an url beginning with apt:// This package does not install the packages or download them from the web sites, it just launches apt, passing the package name to install as a parameter to apt.

aptlinex.png

It's inclusion in Debian was discussed in debian-devel mailing list.

Apturl

apturl : Has a similar purpose, but isn't included in Debian.

apturl.png

Consideration

Security

Linking

A service like http://www.apturl.net/ solves this problem (since the link point to a webpage, not to a package). It could be integrated in http://packages.debian.org