Pre-emptive Request: Backing up installed packages.

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Thu Jan 26 06:43:58 UTC 2006

I'm getting the distinct impression that I'm going to have to resort to
backing up /home and reinstalling Ubuntu to get access to my audio
hardware again.  The problem is that I've downloaded and installed an
obscene number of packages from Synaptic.  (It's really quite addictive,
isn't it?)  Is there any convenient way to automate getting a list of
packages that have been installed placed on a file somewhere and then
automagically reinstalling them without having to select them one by one
through Synaptic?  (And, too, a convenient way to backup the repository

Michael T. Richter
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