Re: --set-selections - help needed to use this
On Tuesday 12 October 2010 12:54:01 Camaleón wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:05:50 +0100, Lisi wrote:
> > I am installing on a new box. I have copied the installed_packages.txt
> > from the old box onto a CD. (I am physically 10 miles away from the old
> > box)
> > I am failing in using teh list to install. I navigated to
> > /media/cdrom0, then did
> > #dpkg --set-selections < installed_packages.txt #apt-get -u
> > dselect-upgrade
> > After the first, the system complained that the file is read only. But
> > I only want to read it, surely? And after the second command 0 files
> > were installed!
> > I could perhaps copy the file to the main filesystem and change the
> > permissions - but in that case, where should I put it to enable dpkg to
> > find it?
> > Or am I perhaps doing something else wrong?
> I can't tell why:
> - it complains about being read-only (we all know cd-r are read only
> - does not perform any action
> But I'm quite sure you can copy "installed_packages.txt" and put it
> elsewhere in your system and run the same command (no need to modify its
> perms), i.e.:
> cp /media/cdrom0/installed_packages.txt /home/lisi/Desktop
> dpkg --set-selections < /home/lisi/Desktop/installed_packages.txt
Thanks, Camaleón. I get nervous when the computer I am working on does not
belong to me!!