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On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, Nikos Voutsinas wrote:
> I have already installed debian starting with an old version having it on a
> CDROM, but I have updated it thanks to dselect and apt .
> Now I would like to install debian on another system using exactly the same
> Is there any way to install the whole list of packages to new system without
> selecting them one by one (again!) after the initial installation?
There sure is. On the first machine, run 'dpkg --get-selections > file'.
Then transfer the file to the other machine and do 'dpkg --set-selections
file'. When you run dselect and select [I]nstall from the menu, all the
selected packages will be installed. I suspect that you can use something
like 'apt-get dist-upgrade' or something and avoid dselect, but I'm not
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