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

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A good explanation is available in the package description : The `Apturl` and `aptlinex` packages used to allow installing packages by clicking on URIs with the `apt://` protocol in web pages. These packages have been long removed from Debian.
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== Package providing apt:// Protocol ==

=== Aptlinex ===
||<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}} ||

 * DebPkg:aptlinex is packaged in Debian Lenny, but it won't be installed by default.
 * http://gambas.gnulinex.org/linexapt/ aptlinex (linexapt)'s Homepage.
 * The URL looks like this : {{{apt://linexapt}}}. It isn't possible to ''install'' multiple package at once.
It's inclusion in Debian was discussed in [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/03/msg00330.html|debian-devel]] mailing list.

=== Apturl ===
||<tablewidth="100%" style="border:none"> '''apturl''' : Has a similar purpose, but isn't included in Debian. ||<style="border:none"> {{attachment:apturl.png}} ||
 
 * The URL looks like this : {{{apt://,apturl,aptlinex}}}. It is possible to ''install'' multiple package at once.
 * http://www.apturl.net/content/apt-get-converter - apturl's homepage

== Consideration ==

=== Security ===
 * Some people consider that those product make it too easy to install a package (and therefore they have security concerns).

=== Linking ===

 * Most publication system (wiki, forums, etc...) don't allow arbitrary URLs, So they have to be configured to allow {{{apt://}}} URLs.

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]]
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptURL|AptURL - Ubuntu Wiki]]
 * [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/03/msg00330.html|debian-devel - aptlinex -- Web browser addon to install Debian packages with a click]] mailing list.
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The Apturl and aptlinex packages used to allow installing packages by clicking on URIs with the apt:// protocol in web pages. These packages have been long removed from Debian.


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