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Re: apt

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 00:32 +0100, Adam Hardy wrote:
> I want to get my back-up script into shape.
> I would like to backup my package apt configuration - that is, I would 
> like to backup the files/databases where apt-get stores the info on 
> which packages are installed.
> Obviously I would like to be able to use this backup after a hard-drive 
> failure, in order to restore exactly the same packages. Is this possible?

That will probably be many, *many* GB of debs.  Why not just save
config files, and do a fresh install after a crash.  Then restore
the config files, and you're back to your old state.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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