Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 Has Been Released

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 has been officially released.  I reported on it in its testing phase; now it is in the official repository.  It now supports Maverick (Ubuntu 10.10).

If you have not already installed the official version on your computer, here are the commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 now includes Purge PPA. Now, you can remove those PPA packages that make your system unstable or that you decide you don’t want, by a few clicks.

Up until now, the Source Center has had one defect. It could be hard to revert to the previous version of a package if you didn’t like the one in the PPA. You might not get all the packages properly downgraded to the one in the official repository. Ubuntu Tweak’s new Purge PPA takes care of this problem.

The new section “Purge PPAs” is integrated into the “Package Cleaner”. It lists all of the PPAs you have enabled. You can purge one or more PPAs by selecting and pressing “Cleanup”.

More details are available at TualatriX’s blog.

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2 Responses to “Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 Has Been Released”

  1. 1 Ken Lee July 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Revert to previous packages?! That’s a great feature that had experimental support in Red Hat’s Package Manager (rpm) but was ultimately all ripped out due to its unreliable and ambigious nature lol That feature would really help when trying to run production servers. What we do instead is install from source manually and manage the versions so that when we want to quickly revert we are in control. To have help from the package manager would be pretty cool. Does this only work for a specific set of packages or all of the packages installed on your ubuntu system?

    • 2 ubuntulady July 27, 2010 at 1:30 am

      PPA-purge works for all of the packages that were changed by the particular PPA. BTW, PPA-purge as implemented in Ubuntu Tweak is based on an original ppa-purge command which is now included in the getdeb repository. More information can be found here.

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