apt-iselect is a small wrapper for "apt-cache search" and "apt-get install" which uses iselect to search and install packages. Special care has been taken to make this tool easy and fast to use. It is generally several times faster than using aptitude for this task.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release adds a quick install option without the need to view package details.
Release Notes: Allows multi-selection of packages to install.
Release Notes: You can now select more than one package to view details and install. This release also fixes a bug when trying to install iselect and supports Red Hat 9.0.
Release Notes: Search words are now highlighted in package details, apt-iselect will now work with all POSIX compliant shells (tested with dash and ash), and support has been added for using su if sudo is not installed.
Release Notes: This release changes the delimiter for iselect to prevent conflict with email messages, automatically runs apt-get update if there is no package list (e.g., when changing the apt/sources.list without an update), and cuts lines to 80 characters before sending to iselect (a bug workaround).