Synaptic List saves as zero bytes

Xandros Pilosa folivora.pilosa at
Sat Jun 27 08:52:11 UTC 2009

Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> 	Just looked at this, I may the process myself. What about the File - 
> Generate Package Download Script" option. Would that achive the same 
> result? Or no?

No, not strait, I think.

> 	Tried "Generate Package Download Script" but it generated a file with only:
> #!/bin/sh

As far I can see, we have to mark packages for installation first to 
have them listed in the generated script.
To get a script (from Synaptic) with "wget < all installed packages", we 
can select all installed packages and mark them for re installation.
Note, Synaptic may take a considerable amount of time to perform this 
(more than 5 min on my comp.).
Anyway, I thing this way is not as convenient as other methods. For 
example: create file with list of packages and simply use it with wget, 
or: create the file and import the list from Synaptic: File-> Read Markings.


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