August 2, 2022


TIL about Nala, a front-end for libapt-pkg. It is written in Python and uses the python-apt api.


Nala is the testing and sid repos for Debian. So a simple apt is sufficed.

Installation via Repository

echo "deb scar main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/volian-archive-scar-unstable.list
wget -qO - | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/volian-archive-scar-unstable.gpg > /dev/null

More details here


  • Parrallel downloads - downloads 3 packages per unique mirror by defaults
  • Fetch - get the fastest mirror
  • History - print summary of transactions and manipulate history with nala history undo <ID> or nala history redo <ID>

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