Re: Backing up a Debian system
Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> 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
> Take a look inside /var/lib/dpkg/status. dpkg --get-selections is a subset of
> that information.
dpkg --get-selections '*'