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Author Topic: apt-get/emerge/yum/pkg-add/... for windows  (Read 2854 times)

Gothi[c]

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apt-get/emerge/yum/pkg-add/... for windows
« on: December 18, 2007, 08:03:46 PM »
Looks like someone finally made an apt-get/emerge/yum/pkg-add/... tool for Windows!

win-get1.jpg

It can install and uninstall any software in it's repositories.
Stick a few win-install commands in a batch script and you have a great automated bulk software installer!

On the down side:

  • It doesn't look like it has any version control
  • It seems like anyone can add new software through their web interface, which raises some very serious security concerns!

Some pretty serious downsides, imo. It's beyond me how/why they made the decision to manage their repositories like that.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2007, 08:05:26 PM by Gothi[c] »

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Re: apt-get/emerge/yum/pkg-add/... for windows
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 08:54:33 PM »
Looks good. But really, all it has is a list of the installer .exe files, and just downloads the installer (via wget) and runs it. Nothing near as good as apt-get. Still, quite useful, and definitely a simple interface for installing software. The problem here is keeping up-to-date; you'd hope that the developers update the repositories often, otherwise your "automated bulk software installer" will go around installing old versions :P

And is that an error in the screenshot? "416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable"  :o

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It seems like anyone can add new software through their web interface, which raises some very serious security concerns!
Looks like that just submits a request; I certainly hope it doesn't automatically add them.

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It can install and uninstall any software in it's repositories.
its, not it's
Sorry, but that's something that really annoys me :P