[xubuntu-users] Is there a way to get a list of added packages so they, can be re-installed...

kelmark pcgarminmap at gmail.com
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:
>> http://askubuntu.com/questions/17823/how-to-list-all-installed-packages
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> Aptik makes this task too easy!

Here is the Aptik developers site.
http://www.teejeetech.in/2014/01/introducing-aptik.html#more

This package makes it simple to do a clean install and install all your
prior programs.

Install Aptik
Create a backup directory on your current system
Run Aptik backups
Copy backup directory to USB drive
>>>
Install New Xubuntu
Install Aptik
copy USB backup directory to new computer
Run Aptik to restore packages

This should be nominated for,... Package of The Year!

Don





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