[SATLUG] dpkg set-selections (was Running a script in CLI)
firestorm.v1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 15:27:57 CST 2008
Sorry, that's what I get for not paying attention.. :P
On Jan 11, 2008 3:27 PM, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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