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Keryx Tutorial: Bringing Updates Home

Jan 05, 2009, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglass Clem)

"Keryx was written by Southern Illinois University computer science student Chris Oliver, who wanted a way to download software and updates for Ubuntu systems that had little or no connectivity. Simply put Keryx on your pen drive, use it to create a new project file which retains a copy of your software sources and other system details, then take the pen drive to a computer with a better connection. Via its Synaptic like interface, users can then select all updates for download, plus select any other software they may want to install, complete with dependency resolution.

"Because it is written in Python, and utilizes wxWidgets for it's interface, Keryx can run on Linux, OSX and Windows. Pre-compiled binaries for Windows are included in the download (meaning you don’t need to install Python and wxWidgets first), and similar binaries for OSX and Linux are in the development road-map, along with Debian/Ubuntu packages."

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