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Re: installing packages within a progress bar, redux

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 09:21:06PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Frans Pop wrote:
> > If I read the manpage correctly, this will generate separate apt-get calls 
> > for each package (or pseudo-package) you want installed.
> > 
> > Isn't going to create a huge overhead of reading the database, checking 
> > status and writing the database? On slower systems that could really hit 
> > installation time.
> Nope, the command specification allows for things like
> apt-debconf-progress apt-get install foo bar baz
> Or even for something like this, which is how tasksel will use it
> apt-debconf-progress aptitude install '~pstandard' '~t^desktop$'

I've updated my local copy of the man page to show examples of
installing multiple things at once and of using aptitude.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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