I pretty much assume that you know the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Well for some odd reason Canonical, decided to remove the “aptitude” package from a default Ubuntu installation. This is where 2Click Update stops working. The code internally, used to have some “aptitude” commands so in a default installation of the latest Ubuntu (version 10.10) won’t work.
The easy thing would be just to replace “aptitude” with the default “apt-get”. But you may know that if a programmer starts working again on an old code 3 things can happen:
- Fix some issues
- Totally break it
- Add some, late night new features
In my occasion, I couldn’t stop trying to implement some new ideas, features and user interface improvements ! Let me remind some of the key features that 2Click Update has and makes it the all-in-one system updates and maintenance app for inexperienced users.
When you launch 2Click Update it will automatically do the following things for you:
- Refresh your package list.
- Install the latest updates for your applications and system libraries.
- Remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for some packages that are no more needed.
- Remove packages and configuration files which are not required by any other software upon your system.
- Remove all stored archives in your cache for packages that are no longer in the repositories or that have a newer version in the repositories.
- Delete from cache the downloaded packages to free up some space.
- Optimize RAM memory.
Just watch the following video to see it in action.
Cool ha ??? Go grab it :
2Click Update is available in .deb package for easy install/uninstall. Also it is available in gui-less edition if you want to use it through your terminal.
To download it you can either go to the development page: 2Click Update Dev Page (where you can also translate, report bug etc.) or download it from the download section here: http://cerebrux.net/2clickupdate/