Meta Package Manager

CLI providing unifying interface to all package managers.

Stable release: Last release Python versions Software license Requirements freshness

Development: Unit-tests status Documentation Status Coverage Status Code Quality

Obligatory XKCD.

Source: XKCD #1654.

Features

  • Search and list all package managers on the system.
  • Supports macOS and Linux.
  • List installed packages.
  • Search for packages.
  • List outdated packages.
  • Sync local package infos.
  • Upgrade all outdated packages.
  • Apply commands per-package manager or to all of them.
  • Export results in JSON or user-friendly tables.
  • Provides a BitBar plugin for friendly macOS integration.

Supported package managers

Package manager Version macOS Linux Windows sync installed search install outdated upgrade
Homebrew >= 1.0.*      
Homebrew Cask >= 1.0.*      
Python 2 pip >= 9.0.0      
Python 3 pip >= 9.0.0      
Node’s npm >= 4.0.*      
Atom’s apm        
Ruby’s gem        
Mac AppStore via mas >= 1.3.1        
apt >= 1.0.0      

If you’re bored, feel free to add support for new package manager. See good candidates at:

Installation

This package is available on PyPi, so you can install the latest stable release and its dependencies with a simple pip call:

$ pip install meta-package-manager

Documentation

Docs are hosted on Read the Docs.

Usage

Examples of the package’s mpm CLI.

List global options and commands:

$ mpm
Usage: mpm [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  CLI for multi-package manager upgrades.

Options:
  -v, --verbosity LEVEL           Either CRITICAL, ERROR, WARNING, INFO or
                                  DEBUG. Defaults to INFO.
  -m, --manager [npm|mas|pip3|pip2|cask|apm|brew|gem]
                                  Restrict sub-command to one package manager.
                                  Defaults to all.
  -o, --output-format [simple|plain|json|fancy]
                                  Rendering mode of the output. Defaults to
                                  fancy.
  --version                       Show the version and exit.
  --help                          Show this message and exit.

Commands:
  managers  List supported package managers and their location.
  outdated  List outdated packages.
  sync      Sync local package info.
  upgrade   Upgrade all packages.

List all supported package managers and their status on current system:

$ mpm managers
╒═══════════════════╤══════╤═════════════╤════════════════════════╤══════════════╤═════════════╕
│ Package manager   │ ID   │ Supported   │ CLI                    │ Executable   │ Version     │
╞═══════════════════╪══════╪═════════════╪════════════════════════╪══════════════╪═════════════╡
│ Atom's apm        │ apm  │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/apm  │ ✓            │ ✓  1.12.9   │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Homebrew          │ brew │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/brew │ ✓            │ ✓  1.1.7    │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Homebrew Cask     │ cask │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/brew │ ✓            │ ✓  1.1.7    │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Ruby Gems         │ gem  │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/bin/gem        │ ✓            │ ✓  2.0.14.1 │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Mac AppStore      │ mas  │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/mas  │ ✓            │ ✓  1.3.1    │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Node's npm        │ npm  │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/npm  │ ✓            │ ✓  4.0.5    │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Python 2's Pip    │ pip2 │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/pip2 │ ✓            │ ✓  9.0.1    │
├───────────────────┼──────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────┼──────────────┼─────────────┤
│ Python 3's Pip    │ pip3 │ ✓           │ ✓  /usr/local/bin/pip3 │ ✓            │ ✓  9.0.1    │
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