Almost a SciFi question...

Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. lists at
Fri Dec 15 17:03:52 UTC 2006

On Fri, 15 Dec 2006, Herv? Fache wrote:

> On 12/15/06, Tez <binary_y2k2 at> wrote:
> > 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.
> This is great! Is there a way to get more info, such as date of install?
> Is there a selections file for the default install somewhere (so I can
> know what I have installed myself using diff)?

dpkg -l > list_of_installed_packages

should do the trick.

> Sorry if I'm asking too much!

that's the only way to learn.
> Hervé.

Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri.  			Homoeopath, Linuxer.
  A girl's conscience doesn't really keep her from doing anything
           wrong-- it merely keeps her from enjoying it.

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