RE: Backup Package names currently installed
> on Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 12:26:46PM +1300, Jochen Daum
> (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I have a debian woody machine which I installed via FTP.
> > I would like to dump the names of all installed packages
> into a file,
> > so that I can install them automatically with dpkg.
> > I tried
> > dpkg --get-selections
> > but the file doesn't contain any package versions? Can I
> include that
> > as well?
> While you can, it doesn't do you much good.
> APT installs the latest available version of a package
> (subject to your
> preferred release and pinning options).
Well, I run unstable at home, and had to fix some stuff every time I
installed it (3 times). I know that I can expect this from unstable,
buts thats why I'm looking for some tricks.