[SATLUG] dpkg set-selections (was Running a script in CLI)

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Fri Jan 11 15:27:13 CST 2008


That is an awesome trick!  thanks for sharing.


On Jan 11, 2008 12:03 PM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:

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> On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:13:54 -0600, Samuel Leon <leon36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I
> > personally keep a text file of all the packages that I have installed on
> > my debian system (about 75).  Then if I ever need to reinstall or
> > install on a different computer I just type in "sudo aptitude install"
> > and then paste in the huge list of packages after that and hit enter.
> An even easier thing you can do in this instance is by using further
> functionality in dpkg. In my backup scripts, I include a
> "dpkg --get-selections > pkg.list". If I ever need to restore the system,
> I can use the information stored in pkg.list to get all of my installed
> and removed packages setup the way they were. To do that, I would simply
> run "dpkg --set-selections < pkg.list" and then a quick
> "apt-get dselect-upgrade". That little trick has saved me a lot of time
> over the past few years.
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