saving package list

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Sep 1 04:32:42 BST 2008

Cary Bielenberg wrote:

> Guys,
> If you copy the contents of "/var/cache/apt/archives" & "sudo dpkg -i
> *.deb" you should get all the packages installed that are in that
> directory.

There's absolutely no guarantee that all of your packages are
_in_ /var/cache/apt/archives.  Mine certainly aren't.

dpkg keeps the list, I believe, in /var/lib/dkpg/status

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