Does Ubuntu need console alternative for software-properties-gtk / software-properties-kde ?
How do you change repositories in your system?
- Manually my editing
This discussion was inspired by my two questions on AskUbuntu:
- How to switch APT mirror from the commandline?
- How to enable or disable -updates, -security, -backports, -proposed repositories from commandline?
Currently Ubuntu has only GUI versions of Software & Updates applications.
But if Ubuntu wants to compete with enterprise grade Linux distributions you should consider to write console-based implementation of
software-properties. To act as well as YaST do.
I can suggest to use NCurses backend on-top of Python
Reported 2 related bugs to launchpad:
- 1808674 - “software-properties-gtk should have --disable-component to disable specified component of the distro’s repositories”
- 1808676 - “Ubuntu needs console alternative for software-properties-gtk / software-properties-kde”
they have WishList importance.