Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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RE: install scripts
by Ced on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 20:09 UTC

Man oh man, why doesn't someone write some shell scripts that do an "apt-get" or a "wget" to install mp3, dvd, flash, java, etc and just make it a single package,

like "apt-get install plugins"

So, you're looking for a meta-package. That's very easy to do: it's a simple ar archive listing dependency to "real" applications.

It's very common in Debian's repository, like the kdegames package that allows you to install all kde games at once.