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 1.4, which has been recently released. coming with fixes, a bunch of new features and a new interface. Among others, it got a new option that enables the users to easily backup and restore configuration files for popular apps like Firefox, LibreOffice, Gimp, etc and got enhanced support for managing third party repositories.
For more information, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install Aptik 1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Aptik 1.4 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS 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 and all the packages installed by it’s ppa, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:teejee2008/ppa