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Old 12-22-2012, 03:08 AM   #1
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request for command to download and install all packages


Sir,

Is there any procedure or command in Debian to download and install all packages available in repositories automatically and painlessly. I mean not going to package managers like synaptic or aptitude and selecting each individual package to install.What I mean exactly is that I want to install all(maximum number of) packages with less intervention from me.


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Old 12-22-2012, 03:54 AM   #2
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This will not work. It would lead to so called "circular dependencies" or in other words, there packages which cannot be installed together on one system.

Probably you should explain in more detail what you want to achieve, which programs do you want to use? what are you missing?

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:22 AM   #3
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illustrating what I want

Sir
generally why people jump from Unix to Linux because of its intuitive look and feel,and its reliable architecture. I think that linux's look and feel lives in its desktop environments so I want all desktop environments available in linux. Linux's reliable architecture lies in its kernel and utilities provided by it so I want all of those. Generally people especially me feel work say viewing films in one media player so I want all other like multimedia software and IDE's to programming.

Previously I used suse linux which was flexible which has no broken dependencies. Massive software installation was also painless. It has offered whatever I want but I migrated to Debian because it provides more packages. Suse Linux installation taken maximum upto one day but Debian installation is taking months that too with lot of broken dependencies.

Actually I am interested in operating system programming but I am a newbie to unix. In order to enhance my skills in programming and system administration with not feeling bohr.

For the above reasons cited I want to install all( maximum ) number of packages painlessly.


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Rupesh.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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Even of you could install everything, it would not aid your quest for knowledge. You would never get through all 30,000 packages in your lifetime. Learning the minutitae of ten different window managers would be a waste of effort, since at the fundamental level they are very similar. It would be far more prudent to study one or two examples of each kind of application.
 
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