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Apollia's Puppy Linux Setup Kit v1.1.tar.gzAbout 2360 KB and hosted here.
Apollias_Puppy_Linux_Setup_Kit_v1.0.tar.gzAbout 2.5 MB and hosted at Dropbox. (That's a referral link, but instead of money, it (theoretically) gives me extra disk space on Dropbox.)

Apollia's Puppy Linux Setup Kit v1.1

(Or APSK, for short.)

Currently only for Lucid Puppy Linux 5.2.8 version 004 (downloadable here from my Dropbox).

But it might work with later (or maybe even earlier) Lucid Puppies, or other similar Ubuntu**-based Puppy Linuxes**.

Apollia's Puppy Linux Setup Kit makes it so you can go from a totally uncustomized Puppy to an extensively customized Puppy in minutes, just by clicking a single script. That single script will launch tons of other scripts, which will install a lot of a different software and settings, and sometimes ask you what you want installed.

Intended for use with a Puppy Linux live disc without saved sessions, or a Puppy frugal installation without a Pupsave file.

Warning: DO NOT USE with an existing frugal installation with a Pupsave file or a full installation of Puppy Linux, unless you don't mind them possibly getting messed up! And it's probably best not to save your session to a multisession disc after running Apollia's Puppy Setup Kit, unless you're really sure it didn't mess anything up.

Welcome to the official home page of Apollia's Puppy Linux Setup Kit. (Also known as APSK.) APSK was put together by me, Apollia of Astroblahhh.Com.

The software and settings files APSK installs were mostly not by me, but, the Perl** and Bash** scripts which do the installations (among other things) were mostly by me, except for snippets of code from elsewhere.

APSK's scripts - nearly all located in the "Woodland" folder - are free, libre, and open source. The rest of the APSK is mostly free, libre, and open source also - including the installable software in the "Waterfall" or "Fjord" folders, and the installable settings located in the "Spring" or "Hot Spring" folders.

However, some of the software APSK can install is non-libre - such as the Flash web browser plug-in, and the Chromium web browser, which has Flash built in. To make it easier to avoid or get rid of the non-libre things, I made it so everything that I'm aware is non-libre (or likely non-libre) gets stored in a separate folder - the "Weir" folder.

Apollia's Puppy Setup Kit makes it so you can bring back all your settings and installed programs without having to save sessions to a Puppy Linux live disc, without having to save things to a Pupsave file, and without having to use a full installation of Puppy Linux.

Currently, APSK is only specifically designed to set up Lucid Puppy Linux 5.2.8 version 004. But, theoretically, APSK might make it faster, easier, and more comfortable to switch to, upgrade to, or at least try out, a different (but similar) version of Puppy Linux. (That should work if the Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 version 004 components of the setup kit are compatible enough with other Puppies to work properly with them.)

Most of the software Apollia's Puppy Setup Kit installs isn't included in the official download above, so, Apollia's Puppy Setup Kit includes some Perl scripts to optionally download that software for you.

It might be possible to modify Apollia's Puppy Linux Setup Kit to work with any Linux live disc or any Linux frugal installation which doesn't automatically save anything. I'm not sure how difficult or easy that would be, but I might attempt it someday. And anyone else is welcome to do so also, because APSK is mostly free, libre, and open source (with the exceptions explained above).

For more info, see the Readme page, the Partial Contents List page, and Icon Info page.

There's also an official Discussion Forum.

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Last modified: Feb. 10, 2015
This page uploaded to web: Sept. 30, 2014