Re: dpkg --clear-selections seems to empty most of the packages on my system ugh
> I'd probably have just reinstalled.
I am doing it now.
> So, 1) minimal install.
> Then 2) add packages. And here's where for you, by the sound of it,
> it's been a few years, it might take a few hours of trying to run the
> things you want on your server, and discovering what you have to
> install to do that.
> Keep that list of names of things you've installed.
> Now you have _your_ personal-server-minimum-install (pretty much).
I guess I will do that.
I guess I was looking for a up to date tutorial on
is supposed to work and
in particular what is the role of
which when i did it and then looked at the output of
dpkg --get-selections >see-what-is-set-now
showed me most of my packages ready to be zapped.
I then converted all of the remove to install
and it still removed the whole system
which i found amusing.
in the past i used this
but it seems out of date