Sulfur is the GUI (Graphical User Interface) to Entropy, the Sabayon Linux Binary Package Manager.
- Easy to use and learn interface
- New user friendly
- Automatic update selection
- Search and Find Packages
- Manage Preferences
- Easy installation of masked packages
- Community repository support
- And more!
Installing Packages with Sulfur
Installing Packages via the Search function
Note: This is showing how to do it with the Advanced Mode turned on in Sulfur. To turn on Advanced Mode, Click Sulfur in the menu bar and select Advanced Mode. It works the same way in Simple Mode, instead of clicking on Available Packages, Click on Applications instead.
- Press the Available Button.
- Enter your search term in the search box, in this case "apache". The search is completed, as you can see the initial entry in the search box (top right) and the results.
- Left click on the square, white box on the left, of the required package and a menu box will pop up, select install.
- Confirm box. Click Ok
- Back to main window and you can see an arrow now in the white box indicating that it is selected for install.
- Press the Install button.
- This will bring you to the Package Queue screen, this screen shows you what packages are about to be installed.
- If you are happy with what is going to be done press the Commit Actions button in lower right hand corner of window.
- Now Sulfur will install your selected packages
Made a mistake and need to undo from the queue?
- Left click on the white box again and select Undo Install
- Now it is gone, you will want to undo the dependent(s) also
Sulfur Security Packages
Note: This is showing how to do it with the Advanced Mode turned on in Sulfur. To turn on Advanced Mode, Click Sulfur in the menu bar and select Advanced Mode.
Sulfur Config Files
Update Notification and System Update
Note - click images for larger view - Simple Mode View of Sulfur
When you are connected to the internet the entropy applet will automatically check if updates are available, if they are it will display a popup
Right Click on the tray icon (shield looking icon with an exclamation mark symbol)
This will bring up a screen showing which updates are available. To install the updates select the "Update all" button in the lower left hand corner
Confirm by clicking Ok button
Confirm once again that you want to update your system. Once you select Yes, sulfur will begin to download and than install the packages.
If you want a particular user to be able to see update notifications, you need to add that user to 'entropy' group. Otherwise Update Notifications and System Update will not work for that user. Here is the command to add 'foo' user to group 'entropy'
# usermod -a -G entropy foo