[xubuntu-users] Is there a way to get a list of added packages so they, can be re-installed...
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Fri May 9 06:00:49 UTC 2014
On 05/08/2014 08:00 AM, xubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
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> 1. Re: Is there a way to get a list of added packages so they
> can be re-installed after a clean installation (as opposed to
> upgrade)? (Ralf Mardorf)
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> Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 13:52:31 +0200
> From: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com>
> To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Is there a way to get a list of added
> packages so they can be re-installed after a clean installation (as
> opposed to upgrade)?
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> On Thu, 2014-05-08 at 13:49 +0200, Ralf Mardorf used the wrong account
> for this list and wrote:
>> On Thu, 2014-05-08 at 12:41 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
>>> I'd really prefer to do a clean new installation occasionally rather
>>> than doing a distribution upgrade. On one system in particular I have
>>> a number of issues which I think would probably be sorted out by doing
>>> a clean installation.
>>> It's easy enough to make a copy of (or use a different partition) for
>>> /home so that that can be restored.
>>> The difficult bit is to get back all the extra packages I have
>>> installed in addition to the basic ones installed with Ubuntu/Xubuntu. Is
>>> there any reasonably clean and easy way to get a list of added
>>> packages that one could feed into apt-get (or dpkg) to re-install all
>>> the extras?
>> Synaptic provides such an option somewhere in the menus. I'm booted to
>> Arch Linux now, so I can't take look at it. However, Synaptic is a
>> backend for apt, apt provides this too.
>> Another way seems to be to use dpkg:
> Aptik makes this task too easy!
Here is the Aptik developers site.
This package makes it simple to do a clean install and install all your
Create a backup directory on your current system
Run Aptik backups
Copy backup directory to USB drive
Install New Xubuntu
copy USB backup directory to new computer
Run Aptik to restore packages
This should be nominated for,... Package of The Year!
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