How can I install package patterns (e.g. "C/C++ development tools") and packages (e.g. "mercurial") at the same time? Currently, two commands are necessary; for example, the installation instructions I wrote for
sudo zypper install -t pattern "devel_C_C++" "devel_java" sudo zypper install java-1_6_0-openjdk-devel mercurial
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(motivation). It's true one only needs two commands, but on machines with slower internet connections (or slower processors), not having the second command automatically continue is annoying. Also, the user does need to be prompted for package resolution, so just adding the
--non-interactive flag is not an option.