Hardy Heron: saving list of installed packages and using for new install

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 15:43:07 UTC 2008

Am Sonntag, 20. April 2008 06:37:56 schrieb Nils Kassube:
> I will upgrade my main machine after the final release - the other
> machines are already upgraded to 8.04 (beta / rc). I don't like to redo
> all the settings and find out what packages I want installed beyond the
> default packages.

To make installation of your favoured packages more easy, you could save your 
list of installed packages from your old system, and then use this list for 
your new one:

dpkg --get-selections > list-of-installed-packages

dpkg --set-selections < list-of-installed-packages

then with aptitude with option 'g' or with synaptic or other packaging 
programme: installation of this list of packages. Maybe, an apt-get upgrade 
will do this as well (not tested)


                 We'll never know wat the road before us looks like, 
                                              until we go . . .

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