Maintaining all packages when reinstalling the ubuntu OS?

Md Ashickur Rahman Noor ashickur.noor at
Thu Jul 7 16:39:14 UTC 2011

You can use aptoncd to backup all packages that you have downloaded if they
are still in /var/cache/apt/archive directory.

Another way you can use remastersys to make your current Ubuntu a new distro
as an iso file, then install the new distro, you will found all the packages
you have installed in your Ubuntu.
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Md Ashickur Rahman

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 10:32 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I need to reinstall ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my machine. But I'd like to
> record what ubuntu packages are installed so that I can later on
> reinstall these packages easily. I'm wondering if there is a command
> to keep track of all the additional packages installed. It is better
> that this information is dumped into a file so that it can be read
> some other command to easily reinstall all these packages. Is there
> such commands for saving the packages info and reinstall the packages?
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