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Re: Bug#225999: ITP: debsync -- installed packages synchronization tool

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 01:26:47AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > I want a bunch of hosts to have a set of debs installed.  I don't want
> > any excess packages removed, but I want this minimum set installed.
> for host in $hostlist
> do
>   ssh -t $host apt-get install $pkglist
> done
> where $hostlist contains the names of the hosts, and $pkglist the list
> of debs you want installed. If a package is already installed, apt will
> skip it (unless a more recent version is available)...

Of course, all the alternatives to the ITP package require the user to

1. I/O redirection
2. Shell scripting
3. Details of pulling this info from dpkg/apt

To someone that does not already posess those skills, having a simple
command to do it could be valuable.  Not all Debian users are
programmers or even desire to be.

-- John

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