Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Aptik is an open-source application that enables the users to easily perform and restore backups of PPAs, aplications and packages in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivates.
Via Aptik, the users are able to choose the exact packages, PPAs, software, icons and themes to be backed up, and easily restored, on a clean installation.
The latest version available is Aptik 1.6.1, which has been recently released, coming with changes.
Among others, the top toolbar has been removed because it was duplicating the actions button, the list of packages can now be filtered by name, type and status, a bug-fixes regarding the PPA backup has been implemented and the terminal window that pops up when packages are restored is not fully interactive, prompting the users before downloading packages, just like apt-get install. For more information about this release, see the developer’s blog post.
In this article I will show you how to install Aptik 1.6.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Pinguy OS 14.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Aptik 1.6.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the aptik package. Like this:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install aptik
Optional, to remove aptik, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove aptik