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Re: Why is there no tool to make an identical installation on several PCs - or is there

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 01:19:44PM +0200, Guido Hamacher wrote:
> I am looking for a tool that allows me to do an identical installation - 
> packagewise - on two copmuters (or more). One ist already installed and 
> running, the other has only a small installation of Woody running. Now I 
> would like the second computer to have the very same packages installed 
> as are on the first one. Since there is only a connection via the 
> internet between those two computers I do not want to rsync or whatever. 
> I would like only to fetch a list of all the packages installed on 
> number one and "reinstall" them on computer two.

Use 'dpkg --get-selections' on one machine, send the output to a file,
and 'dpkg --set-selections' from that file on the other. Then run
'dselect install'.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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