Apt Tool For OMV6

The APT tool Plugin For OMV6

APT is a package management tool for software packages. Using it's core libraries, it facilitates the process of installation and uninstallation of Linux software packages and their dependencies. It is also used to maintain and upgrade installed packages.

The APT tool allows for user package management within the OMV GUI, with options to List, Install, Remove, Hold, and UnHold packages.

In OMV6's GUI:
Under System, Plugins, find and highlight openmediavault-apttool 6.X, and click the install button.

Under Services, Apt Tool, click on Packages.

In this instance, we're going to add a CLI utility call htop. (htop is a process viewer with many improvements over the installed top process viewer. However htop is not in a standard Debian/OMV installation).

Click the + button to add a new package.
In the "Add new package ..." dialog, type htop in the Package Name field and click the Add button.

htop will appear under Package Name.

Click on Wrench tool icon above. The following menu will pop up

Select Install. When the installation popup displays End of Line, Close the popup.
The status of HTOP, under Installed, will show Yes and the package version.

The remainder of the tools available:
Remove (Removes highlighted user installed package)
Hold (Places a hold on the highlighted user installed package. This would prevent global commands like apt-get upgrade from upgrading the htop package.)
Unhold (Releases held packages allowing upgrades.)

Under System, Apt Tool, Search:
This page allows for searching Debian repositories for available packages. In the search bar, a list of available packages are offered, interactively, with just a few typed characters. When a unique sequence is typed in, the search narrows.

Highlight the desired package and the + button. This adds the selected package to the Packages page. The package can be selected and installed from there.

Under System, Apt Tool, Installed:
The page displays all packages that are part of the installation, to include those that are user installed. The search bar can be used, interactively, to find a specific package.

  Beginners Note
Highlighting a package and indiscriminately clicking the Remove button may result in a broken installation.

Under System, Apt Tool, Hold:

This page shows a list of packages that are being held. Held packages can be released using the Tool menu, on the Packages page.

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  • omv6/omv6_plugins/apt_tool.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/04/28 23:33
  • by crashtest