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Many times there is the problem, that I have only a small bandwith connection, and when running a sudo aptitude safe-upgrade or similar with a big download volume and then stumble upon a program that I want to install additionally via packagemanagement, then I have to remember that myself. Even worse when I have to add a ppa...

Is there a way to add the PPAs and add packages for installation to a queue even when there is another instance of an installation or upgrade is running?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and I am not bound to aptitude, apt-get or synaptic, but would prefer a CLI solution.

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You can safely interrupt apt during the download phase.

Otherwise, poor man's queue?

while pgrep aptitude; do sleep 10; done && aptitude install foo

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