Saving Installed Packages Before Reinstalling Feisty
philsf79 at gmail.com
Fri May 25 19:09:39 UTC 2007
On Friday 25 May 2007 10:55:11 Derek Broughton wrote:
> Luigi wrote:
> > On 5/25/07, Arnold Pietersen <arnold.pietersen at cecs.org.za> wrote:
> >> I want to reinstall Feisty. However, I want to save the packages which
> >> I installed to a CD so that when I reinstall Feisty, I can reinstall
> >> those packages from CD instead of having to go on the Internet;
> >> bandwidth is a problem. Is it possible? If so, how?
> > dpkg --get-selections \* > old-system-selections.txt
> > install the system on the new PC/hd with the CDs and then restore your
> > selections:
> > dpkg --set-selections < old-system-selections
> That only provides the _list_ of installed packages. It doesn't solve his
> bandwidth problem.
Correct. And aptoncd solves the bandwith problem. It's in universe.
Actually, the new (feisty's) version of synaptic lets you browse packages on a
repository basis, so when you have your new system, and add your aptoncd
created disk(s), you can easilly see your saved packages, and select those
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