where is the list of installed packages kept?
stanb at panix.com
Fri Jan 19 23:05:53 UTC 2007
On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 07:40:21AM -0800, Nick Stinemates wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 03:24:35PM -0500, stan wrote:
> > I'm rebuilding a machine, and I forget to get a list of the installed
> > packages on the original one. I do howeverr have a tarball of the whole
> > root filesystem on that machine.
> > Where in that can I look for the list of installed .debs?
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> As long as you have the /etc directory, there's an apt-get command you can run to re-install all of the packages..
> I can't think of it at the moment, but I know it's possible.
So, the list is in /etc tree? Wow, that suprises me.
Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
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