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Re: problems+suggestions

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Ben Collins wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 02, 1998 at 12:49:12AM +0100, Ben Jorgensen wrote:
> > I'll take the suggestion first :)
> > 
> > Wouldn't it be nice if a configuration of all installed packages could be
> > saved in some data file that you could put on a disk and whenever you want
> > to install a new machine or go back to this good configuration you just
> > load the data-file into dselect or whatever program that gets/installs
> > packages. Some different default configs could also be shipped with
> > the dist to be used by new debian people.
> > 
> > Maybe this is already possible? Tell me please!
> You could copy your /var/lib/dpkg/status file and replace lines like:
> 	Status: install ok installed
> with:
> 	Status: install ok not-installed
> Then after installing the base system replace the status file with your
> copy and startup dselect.

Would dpkg --get-selections >> foo
	dpkg --set-selections << foo

not do this?


Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

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Selwyn College Computer Support

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