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

p.daniels teeahr1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 13:42:01 BST 2008


May I quote this tip on my blog?

best-
pete

On Sunday 20 April 2008 10:43:07 Ulrich Grün 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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