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MX Package Installer - select all option  [Solved]

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dolphin_oracle
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Re: MX Package Installer - select all option

#11 Post by dolphin_oracle »

I looked at it. I figure you don’t really want to install over 2300 packages.
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Re: MX Package Installer - select all option

#12 Post by ~FLOW~ »

Well no, only the upgradable ones.
I agree with the philosophy why I shouldn't select all, but that was beside the point.
So there is no option to select multiple packages with one click.
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Re: MX Package Installer - select all option

#13 Post by pianokeyjoe »

~FLOW~ wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:41 pm Well no, only the upgradable ones.
I agree with the philosophy why I shouldn't select all, but that was beside the point.
So there is no option to select multiple packages with one click.
I looked at it as well, and figured you meant packages in that particular set(backports). I agree with you there, a select all upgradeable packages would be nice as in synaptic package manager you are able to do just that. But still, be aware, as some packages still can cause conflicts.. Tried that with Kodi and it was a disaster.
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Re: MX Package Installer - select all option  [Solved]

#14 Post by Adrian »

~FLOW~ wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:41 pm Well no, only the upgradable ones.
I agree with the philosophy why I shouldn't select all, but that was beside the point.
So there is no option to select multiple packages with one click.
I realized I might have sounded a bit dismissive in my previous post, sorry about that, old habits die hard.

Yes, I could see where you come from where it comes to updates. However, that's also on purpose too. The "Debian Stable" tab does have a "upgrade all" button because that's considered safe, when it comes to Backports I think our recommendation is not to upgrade absolutely everything you can upgrade, as pianokeyjoe mentioned above, it's better to select things you need to upgrade and install one by one. I mean for people who really want to do it they could do that anyway by enabling the Backports repo and leaving it enabled, but that's exactly what we are trying to avoid with MX Package Installer, that's why when you install something from Backports it enables the repo temporarily and it disables it after it installs the packages you selected to install, hope you'll see that this a safer way to deal with Backports.

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Re: MX Package Installer - select all option

#15 Post by ~FLOW~ »

Adrian wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:21 am
Yes, I could see where you come from where it comes to updates. However, that's also on purpose too. The "Debian Stable" tab does have a "upgrade all" button because that's considered safe, when it comes to Backports I think our recommendation is not to upgrade absolutely everything you can upgrade, as pianokeyjoe mentioned above, it's better to select things you need to upgrade and install one by one. I mean for people who really want to do it they could do that anyway by enabling the Backports repo and leaving it enabled, but that's exactly what we are trying to avoid with MX Package Installer, that's why when you install something from Backports it enables the repo temporarily and it disables it after it installs the packages you selected to install, hope you'll see that this a safer way to deal with Backports.
now that's an answer ! Thank you !
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