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Saving Apt selections

On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> This is planned... I was just thinking that it should definitely be in
> libapt-pkg though. For the following reasons:
>  - selections should be shared with the terminal frontend
>  - It would be nice to be able to apt-get install --save-only foo bar
>    as one thinks of stuff to install, then apt-get pending right before
>    you go to bed or something
> Anyway, we will have this sooner or later... personally I think it's about
> the most annoying thing about gnome-apt. 

Jason, do you have any thoughts on how this should be implemented? I'm
starting to fool around with gnome-apt again and this is something I'd
like to play with. Would a simple dpkg --get-selections type of dump be
good enough? Where do you want to put the file?


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