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Changed name from vpm to vbm
vbm - An XBPS package management helper for vb aka Void GNU/Linux
vbm is a simple to use, daily-driver enhancement to the awesome XBPS (X Binary
Package System), initially designed as a helper tool for use with VoidLinux.
Feel free to think "Void Package Management" or something if it helps you
remember its name, but please note that it's NOT a "package manager" in the
nitpickers understanding of the word - especially vbm shouldn't be confused with
XBPS - vbm is just an addon helper tool for XBPS to make your life easier.
better then screenshots
Motivation to write vpm
I initially found XBPS to have a steep learning-curve, so I wanted to ease the life of new VoidLinux users, and XBPS users in general. Please don't feel afraid to look up the corresponding XBPS commands it translates to, or use vpm --show-translations so you even see the translations already when using vpm help. It has been said that vpm will ease the transition from Debian's APT, and some other user-friendly repository/package-managers.
vbm requires BASH, the Bourne Again SHell, which should be installed by default on a new VoidLinux system. You also will need git and xcheckrestart both provided by xtools package to obtain a clone of the vbm repository. (see "Installation" section, below).
Or you can just grab vbm and paste it anywhere in your system.
(optional - needed for xcheckrestart functions)
Install xtools via
xbps-install -S xtools
1. Clone vbm repository
git clone https://codeberg.org/oSoWoSo/vbm.git
3. Enter the cloned repo and run:
sudo make install
3a. Remove vbm
If you want to remove vbm, just use make to remove it. Make sure you are in the cloned directory first, then run:
sudo make uninstall or simply vbm remove vbm :)
Rainbows and unicorns, indeed. If you like colorized output, please see the --color=true option, too! All vbm options try to have human readable and easy to remember syntax, no --long-option-with-multiple-complex-words, no need to even prefix arguments with --, vbm just tries to do its best it can to understand the user (there are some command-line-switches, though, see vbm help).
Also vbm will ask for password if needed.
vbm is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3. See the LICENSE file for further information.
Copyright (c) 2016: Armin Jenewein <firstname.lastname@example.org> This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
- https://github.com/netzverweigerer/vpm - vpm was written by Armin Jenewein email@example.com
- https://github.com/bahamas10/vpm - forked by Dave Eddy firstname.lastname@example.org
- https://codeberg.org/oSoWoSo/vbm - and this fork by zenobit email@example.com