uCareSystem Core is a small software that automates the basic system maintenance processes. Now it is also available to install it via PPA if you are interested to automatically receive new features.
For those who do not remember, when you run uCareSystem it automatically and without any intervention, performs some basic maintenance processes which otherwise you would need to perform them one by one.
This terminal version is particularly convenient in two cases:
- You can use it e.g. along with a PC shutdown command so when it has finished maintenance it will also shut down your computer. An example command would be:
sudo ucaresystem-core && sudo shutdown -h now
- You can configure it in a cron-job and let it automatically run for example every 2 days at 11 pm in the background.
Briefly, the uCareSystem Core automatically performs the following processes:
- Updates the list of available packages
- Downloads and install updates
- Checks if there are any old Linux Kernels and uninstalls them. Do not worry, though, as it keeps the current and one previous version and deletes all the previous one.
- Clears the retrieved packages
- Uninstall packages that are obsolete
- Uninstall orphaned packages
- Deletes package settings that you have previouslly uninstalled
How to install uCareSystem Core
There are two ways to install uCareSystem Core. You can either download the .deb package and double click to install it or you can add the PPA and install it from there.
I just want the deb package
If you don’t want to add the PPA then you can do the following:
- To download the package click on: View Package Details
- Select uCareSystem Core that corresponds to the version of your distribution
- Click the name of the package eg ucaresystem-core-xxxxxxxxx_all.deb
- Once it’s downloaded, double-click to install.
- To run it just open the terminal and run:
OK I would prefare PPA to be able to get new features
To install it via PPA then proceed as follows:
Open a terminal and run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utappia/stable sudo apt update sudo apt install ucaresystem-core
and now you can run it as follows:
Bonus video from an upcoming version
In the video below you will see a version that I am experimenting on and I intend to release it at some point. A key difference is that even in the terminal version, uCareSystem Core will be able to display a progress bar.