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Bug#170851: Locking the DB

On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 05:28:25PM -0500, Yury Sulsky wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.10.9
> Hi, is there any way to lock the package database only for the packages 
> being updated? This way if I started installing emacs and while it's 
> installing decide I also want vim, I don't have to wait for the former to 
> finish, since emacs and vim aren't updating common packages.

How should dpkg know that this and that package is fine unlocked, and
another one isn't? Besides, it would have to keep separate locks in its own

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