new debian server

Peter Barker pbarker at
Wed Mar 5 19:03:39 EST 2003

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Sam Couter wrote:

> > Good heavens, don't do that!  Just collect the output of dpkg 
> > --get-selections and then pipe that into dpkg --set-selections on your 
> > other machine.
> And then run 'apt-get dselect-upgrade' to actually install the selected
> packages.

Last time I did this, Bad Things(tm) happened. I looked at the state of
the system afterwards, weighed up the advantages of cleaning this
(freshly-installed) system, and just reinstalled it. Haven't tried that
again :-)

>From memory, packages which were in state "installed" certainly weren't,
those that were marked as "purge" didn't get purged... Oh, and one of
dpkg/apt kept segfaulting. I was in a hurry, so I didn't make a bug report
/ fix it. So sue me :-)

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