How do I add multiple packages to a single URL?

Asked by Qwerty Maniac on 2007-10-24

I can only seem to make apt://pack-name ... I can't add a comma or dot or any other seperator to add multiple package names to a single URL.

Is this feature available yet (If so, can someone guide me on adding multiple package names to a single URL?) or is it in the upcoming list of features? :)

Harsh J

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Best Stephen Drake (spd106) said : #1

You can add multiple packages by separating them with a semi-colon (;).
e.g <a href=apt://ubuntu-minimal;apt://ubuntu-desktop>ubuntu packages</a>

This will then cause those packages to be installed in order, one after the other.

There's probably a better method in the works, but this works for the moment.

Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said : #2

Works good enough, just what I was looking for, thanks for telling me that. :)

Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said : #3

Thanks Stephen Drake, that solved my question.

Ofir Klinger (klinger-ofir) said : #4

Something changed since 2007? Can I give the user a link which installs a bunch of packages at once?

Installing them together is necessary for installing programs which has many packages that don't depend on each other.