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Add support for apt:// link schema
How to post links that install software via apt?

It's a shame that we have to tell people to "sudo apt-get install packagename" on AskUbuntu.com. It should be sufficient to provide apt://packagename and let the user just click it to install.


There are several options for posters to generate their links as links that will open the software centre. The basis behind all of them is linking to http://apt.ubuntu.com/p/<package-name>.

There have been discussions about making this automatic (eg to detect apt-get install ...) but my attempt to do this failed. The major problem is you'll also see add-apt-repository scattered around the site and this can be a major part to getting some things working. Adding apt repos is not possible via a link (for good reason!).

  • if that's the case then how do they do this (number 7) : doc.ubuntu-fr.org/boot-repair ? at least let us link and we can decide if we're going to use the link or not after having tested it to see if it works. It's too good a feature to shun. Another thing : this question says duplicate ok then which is the original?
    – tatsu
    May 15 '17 at 12:57

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