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Re: apt: exporting and importing list of installed packages

The problem with these instructions are the redirect rather than a pipe
and there is also a type-o.
When you set the selections on the new system you need to send the
package list to dpkg via STDIN rather than a redirect.  I commented out
the bad line and replaced it with the good one.
Also, you want the apt-get argument to be dselect rather than deselect.
See content.

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
cat my_inst_pack.txt | dpkg --set-selections
# apt-get deselect-upgrade
apt-get dselect-upgrade

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