One command to install equivalent packages in Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat and Mac OS X.
UnixPackage is a UNIX independent way of installing packages. Specify the Ubuntu package name (e.g. libpq-dev), and it will install the equivalent on your system (e.g. postgresql-libs on Arch).
$ pip install unixpackage
$ sudo pip install unixpackage
unixpackage is entirely self contained and has no dependencies. It is safe to use sudo pip install with it.
$ unixpackage install libpq-dev
On Arch this will run:
$ sudo pacman -S postgresql-libs
On Debian and Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install libpq-dev
On Mac OS X:
$ brew install postgresql
On Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora:
$ sudo yum install postgresql-devel
You can also just print the command to install rather than running it:
$ unixpackage show libpq-dev libssl-dev sudo pacman -S postgresql-libs openssl
Or just check to see if it is installed:
$ unixpackage check libpq-dev openssl Installed
Or install using “polite mode”:
$ unixpackage install libpq-dev --polite The following command must be run to continue. I am attempting to run it now: sudo apt-get install -y libpq-dev You can also run this command in another window and then hit Ctrl-C to continue. [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: postgresql-doc-9.3 The following NEW packages will be installed: libpq-dev 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/140 kB of archives. After this operation, 741 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package libpq-dev. (Reading database ... 231796 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libpq-dev_9.3.9-0ubuntu0.14.04_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libpq-dev (9.3.9-0ubuntu0.14.04) ... Processing triggers for man-db (18.104.22.168-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up libpq-dev (9.3.9-0ubuntu0.14.04) ... Post-install package check for libpq-dev successful!
There is also a python API for the above commands:
import unixpackage import sys # Install package if not already installed unixpackage.install(["libpq-dev"]) # Install package if not already installed (in polite mode) unixpackage.install(["libpq-dev"], polite=True) # Check if packages are installed if unixpackage.packages_installed(["libpq-dev"]): sys.stdout.write("libpq-dev installed")
Package names and their equivalents are downloaded from https://github.com/unixpackage/unixpackage.github.io via the generated website:
These files are cached in the ~/.unixpackage directory.
To add more packages you want to be installable in a UNIX-independent way, fork and submit a pull request to this repository: http://github.com/unixpackage/unixpackage.github.io
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