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Re: keeping the same packages on multiple machines

Adam Black wrote:
> Hi
> I am running a P4 desktop and a centrino notebook with Debian sid and
> I wanted to know what the best way is to keep the same set of packages
> installed on both machines.  For the initial setup of the laptop, can
> I install a base system and then rsync /usr and /var/lib/dpkg from the
> desktop, or is there a different way that is better?
> thanks
> adam

rsync is not the way to go.  That would cause problems because you will
end up with files that dpkg doesn't even know are there.  You want
something like `dpkg --get-selections` and `dpkg --set-selections` and
probably apt-proxy or apt-cacher while you are at it.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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