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Re: apt-get update, a wishlist feature as tag in cvs

On Fri, Feb 11, 2000 at 11:46:59AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > remember to mark it Hold again after upgrading. e.g
> > 
> > User may not remember well if they do this for a bunch of packages
> the tools are available. it's not debian's fault if a user doesn't
> bother to use them.

in any case, it's easy to do from the command line:

	apt-get install foo bar baz quux
	(wait for install to finish)
	<UP-ARROW>^A<ESC>f<ESC>f^W^Wdpkg-hold <ENTER>

or write a 2 line shell-script wrapper:

	apt-get install $@
	dpkg-hold $@

this is unix. you get the most out of it when you think about problems
in the unix way - the "small tools" approach, with scripts to build
complex custom tools out of simpler standard tools.


craig sanders

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