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One command to install equivalent packages in Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat and Mac OS X.

Project description

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.

Simple Usage


$ 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

Other usage

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

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:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
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 ( ...
Setting up libpq-dev (9.3.9-0ubuntu0.14.04) ...
Post-install package check for libpq-dev successful!

Python API

There is also a python API for the above commands:

import unixpackage
import sys

# Install package if not already installed

# 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 Library

Package names and their equivalents are downloaded from via the generated website:

Example :

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:

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