How to reinstall *everything*?
chero07 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 19:49:22 UTC 2006
I think you should me an update or reinstall everything.
On 9/16/06, Luis <lemsx1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suggest you download my backup.pl script:
> Then become root:
> sudo -i
> then create a file called .backuprc with:
> # # uncommend below what you want to customize
> # # BACKUPDIR must be specify for the script to work properly.
> # # unless you want to put the files in /home/backup
> # #COMPRESS_LEVEL=9
> # ## bzip2 or gzip? or don't define if no compression is needed
> # ## prefix to name of the file
> # ## Users must define this
> # ##perl compatible + shell regex
> # #EXCLUDES=.*contain-this.*|\.ends-in-that$|starts-with.*|[0-9]*|.[a-z]*$
> SYSTEM=/etc /var/mail /var/spool /var/lib/iptables /root
> This script just backup all your directories defined in SYSTEM and all
> your users' homes with id's higher than 1000 (regular users). All the
> files will be placed in
> They will have names like: my-desktop-system-`date -I`.tar.gz,
> my-desktop-other-`date -I`.tar.gz, my-desktop-`list of users`-`date
> And finally there will be a file called: my-desktop-selections.txt.
> Which is created with: dpkg --get-selections \* >
> Once that's done, you can reformat your disk (assuming you can copy
> the tar files from /home to a safe disk, say a DVD).
> When you are done, re-install ubuntu using a Dapper disk. Then get the
> my-desktop-selections.txt file and re-install the stuff you had before
> sudo -i
> cat my-desktop-selections.txt | dpkg --set-selections
> dselect update && dselect install
> After that, if you ever need a configuration from your old system, you
> have a tar file that you can open by double-clicking on it, and copy
> the file to your /etc folder.
> Generally, unless you are on a server, you don't need these files ;-).
> ubuntu does the right thing for you at installation.
> Hope that helps somebody out there...
> On 9/16/06, Alexander Skwar <listen at alexander.skwar.name> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > As I'm having very strange problems with Firefox and Thunderbird (see
> > "Can't start Thunderbird and themes in Firefox look bad"), I'd like to
> > reinstall all the packages that I've currently got installed.
> > To do so, I tried to use aptitude. In aptitude, I highlighted "Installed
> > packages" and pressed L "Request that a package be reinstalled.". After
> > that, all the installed packages were selected for reinstallation. But
> > when I have aptitude start the installation, I get errors like this:
> > │E: I wasn't able to locate file for the linux-headers-2.6.15-25package. This▒│
> > │ might mean you need to manually fix this
> package. ▒│
> > │E: Internal error: couldn't generate list of packages to
> download ▒│
> > │ [ Ok
> ] │
> > So I deselected all those packages which gave me these errors. But then,
> > I get:
> > E: Couldn't configure pre-depend perl-base for debconf, probably a
> dependency cycle.
> > A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
> > Drücken Sie zum Fortsetzen die Eingabetaste.
> > And now I'm fed up ;)
> > Is there an *easy* way to reinstall all the currently installed
> > Thanks,
> > Alexander Skwar
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