Re: Full System Restore with tar: Reminder!
On Wednesday 17 January 2001 02:16, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> email@example.com writes:
> > At 16 Jan 2001 13:38:25 +0200 , Kalle Olavi Niemitalo
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote about system restores...
> > ...and I'd like to continue the theme. If the worst were to
> > happen, what would be the best way of getting the same installed
> > packages as before? Is it possible to give dselect (or apt-get if
> > you're one of /those/ people ;-) a file with a list of packages
> > to install? Ideally you should be able to just generate this from
> > within your preferred install mechanism and then you could keep
> > it "somewhere safe" and point the re-installation process to it
> > and just let it have its wicked way with your Debian CD-ROM (or
> > whatever).
> dpkg --get-selections > filename
> dpkg --set-selections < filename
Yes, but where would dpkg fetch those files? Can it fetch it, say,
from my local mirror?