Pseudo-protocol for adding software repositories to APT

Bug #190890 reported by Jonathan Prior
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apturl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubufox

There are many websites that provide Ubuntu software that is not in the official repositories, meaning that they list somewhat lengthy instructions to add a repository.

I propose a pseudo-protocol in Firefox to provide the easy addition of apt repositories.

It would be structured as follows:

 - Binary repository: apt-add://www.repository.test/ubuntu:gutsy:main
 - Source repository: apt-add://src/www.repository.test/ubuntu:gutsy:main

To add a key:

 - apt-key-add://www.repository.test/ubuntukey.asc

Murat Gunes (mgunes)
Changed in ubufox:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

Reassigning to apturl. Thanks for your request!

Changed in apturl:
milestone: none → later
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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

The functionality built into AptURL is in the format:


but this doesn't work:

and has also been disabled for dubious reasons:

Changed in apturl (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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