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

p.daniels teeahr1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 12:42:01 UTC 2008

May I quote this tip on my blog?


On Sunday 20 April 2008 10:43:07 Ulrich GrĂ¼n wrote:
> 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)

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