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poldek provides two commands: poldek with rpm-like command line interface and ipoldek with interactive mode command interface. Invoking syntax is:

$ poldek [OPTION...] [PACKAGE...]

For example to install or upgrade Apache HTTP server:

$ poldek -uv apache 
$ ipoldek install apache

poldek provides comfortable shell-like mode which puts you into a readline interface. To enter it, execute poldek or ipoldek without any command:

$ poldek
Loading [pndir]titanium...
Loading [pndir]titanium-ready...
10998 packages read
Loading [rpmdbcache]/var/lib/rpm...
1498 packages read

Welcome to the poldek shell mode. Type "help" for help with commands.


Once you are on poldek's command line, type 'help' and the rest should be, more or less, self-explanatory.

poldek:/all-avail> help
poldek 0.30 (snap20080820.23)
Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Pawel A. Gajda <>
This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v2
ls        [OPTION...] [PACKAGE...]             List packages
search    [OPTION...] PATTERN [PACKAGE...]     Search packages
get       [OPTION...] PACKAGE...               Download packages
desc      [OPTION...] PACKAGE...               Display packages info
install   [OPTION...] PACKAGE...               Install packages
uninstall [OPTION...] PACKAGE...               Uninstall packages
cd        [PATH]                               Change current package directory
pwd                                            Print name of current directory
help                                           Display this help
alias                                          Print defined command aliases
reload                                         Reload installed packages
quit                                           Exit poldek

Type COMMAND -? for details.

Configure repositories

Source configuration may be placed in your local $HOME/.poldekrc or global /etc/poldek/source.conf or /etc/poldek/repos.d/file.conf). Whatever you choose, put there something like:

# PLD Titanium
# Unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution

_arch   = x86_64
_prefix =
#_prefix =
_type = pndir

type   = %{_type}
name   = titanium
path   = %{_prefix}/PLD/%{_arch}/RPMS/

name = home
path = $HOME/rpm/RPMS


poldek/quickstart.txt · Last modified: 2008-09-13 17:58 by grizz