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Re: backup deselections?

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Brandon Mitchell wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, David S. Zelinsky wrote:
> > I want to back up my choices in deselect on a floppy, so I can later do a
> > clean install of the whole system, and install all the same packages without
> > having to go through the selection process again.
> > 
> > What's the right way to do this?
> dpkg --get-selections > selections  # on current
> dkpg --set-selections < selections  # on new

Yes, but "dpkg --get-selections" only lists packages marked for either
install or hold. Not-installed packages are not mentioned. So if you
have removed a package that is installed by default, it will still be
installed when you reinstall the whole system.


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