Installation on Old System [was re: WARTY review]

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sun Nov 7 22:14:18 UTC 2004

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 03:43:02PM -0600, Tommy Trussell wrote:

> I will watch very carefully to see what updates get installed and
> when. Does synaptic use its own cache, too? I will try to be extremely
> consistent about which tool I use next time.

synaptic, aptitude and other apt frontends share the same package database.
dselect is the oddball.

> P.S.: One thing I noticed -- but probably only because I was watching
> at the right moment -- I noticed the installer said it had collected
> data for an  installation report. Is that something that gets
> automatically transferred back to ubuntu HQ or is it stored in a file
> somewhere? Is that a Debian thing that I've just never noticed before?

The installation report template is saved in /root.  The logs from the
install are saved in /var/log/debian-installer.

 - mdz

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