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Re: Backing up a Debian system

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

How about
dpkg --get-selections '*'
                cu andreas

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