One of my Debian systems is rarely upgraded. So when it is time to upgrade, there are loads of packages. Right now I basically have to monitor the upgrade, because every 50 packages or so there is a package that needs help deciding if it should keep the config or have a new configuration put in.
My system is really slow, so I would prefer if I could tell the system to deal with as many packages as it can on its own and leave the rest for me.
So what I am looking for is something similar to
make -k but for
aptitude. What I am not looking for is non-interactive configuration of packages: I do want to configure the packages, but I want the system to install/upgrade as many packages as it can before asking me to configure anything. That way I hope to return later, configure a bunch of packages, and the install the remaining (hopefully) few packages.
Also it would be nice that when I do return to configure that I can get to configure as many as possible. So it should start by postponing all packages that need configuration and when I return it should prioritize all packages that can be configured at this point.