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Re: Backing up a Debian system

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 01:19:08PM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > --get-selections only stores the selections themselves.  You'd be better
> > off just backing up the entire status file.
> >
> /var/lib/dpkg/status ? For a restore of packages, wouldn't dpkg's
> --set-selections be needed? How can one select a paticular package
> version?

Take a look inside /var/lib/dpkg/status.  dpkg --get-selections is a subset of
that information.

 - mdz

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