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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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Nope, the old question is never a duplicate of the new one, but feel free to mark that other one as a duplicate of mine. –  NobbZ Apr 15 at 19:45
    
Question age is not a factor in determining which is a dupe of which. –  muru Apr 15 at 19:47
    
Of course it is. This question wouldn't have been asked, if the other question were about 2 years older. So this question is not a duplicate of the new one. But yes, I can see that the answers to the new question are much more exhaustive, so I would be fine with other ways to link. But flagging this as duplicate makes me appear to be to stupid to look for similar questions before posting. –  NobbZ Apr 15 at 19:52
    
Whether it makes you appear stupid is entirely your perspective. I don't really care either way. –  muru Apr 15 at 19:53

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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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