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Re: apt: exporting and importing list of installed packages

On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 19:48, Jens Grivolla wrote:
> Hi,
> I apparently have a lot of leftovers from old packages that did not
> get cleanly uninstalled, and am losing quite a bit of disk space for
> that.
> I would therefore like to do a fresh install (backing up /home and
> /etc), but using my current selection of packages (which I just
> carefully verified).
> Is there a way to dump my current selection to a file and read it back
> later?  I didn't find such an option in aptitude or any of the other
> tools.
Simple easy:

On the current machine:
dpkg --get-selections > my_inst_pack.txt

On the destination machine after a "base-config":

cat my_inst_pack.txt > dpkg --set-selections
apt-get deselect-upgrade

After that make sure the machine is bootable... and off you go.
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