Almost a SciFi question...

Tez binary_y2k2 at
Fri Dec 15 14:24:01 UTC 2006

Juan Alexander Padron wrote:
> Dear pals:
> I've ran Kubuntu for a couple of months after a fatal experience with Debian. 
> And I love it. So much that I would like to have it exactly as I have it now 
> (with tons of extra packages) in my next job (in another country). Is there a 
> way to make, not a backup, but an script to run after the normal installation 
> that apt-get all my extra packages?
> Best Regards,
> Alex
Yes, there is.
dpkg --get-selections > selections.txt

take that file with you (selections.txt), then on the new system do:
sudo dpkg --set-selections < selections.txt
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade

Then it will go and install all the packages you have installed now on
the new system.
If you want thinks *exactly* the same then you'd want to copy your /etc
and /home directory's to the new system too to copy all the
configuration over.


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