Re: Keeping packages in sync (over multiple workstations)
On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Sylvain de Crom wrote:
> We aim at giving a identical workstation to all our users, eg the same
> packages and the same configuration on all the workstations. But as time
> goes people tend to install `temporarily` packages (to compile mozilla
> for instance) so our workstations have become out of sync.
> I tried to sync them with dpkg --get-selections on one system, and the
> output to dpkg --set-selections on another followed by apt-get
> dselect-upgrade. This got the systems nearer together, but it didn't
> deinstall the surplus packages on the second system.
> Could someone give me a hint to how I should get the machines in sync?
I'm not sure whether it could help you, but have you tried to install
This program allows you to select what packages you want and what packages
you don't want. Based on that information, which is stored in
/var/lib/debfoster/keepers, "surplus" packages can be easily removed.
Plus, it helps you to remove unnecessary libraries (read: libraries that
don't have a dependency on them anymore after an upgrade).
wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be
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