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"Clone" a list of installed packages from one Debian/Ubuntu Server to another

Terminal - "Clone" a list of installed packages from one Debian/Ubuntu Server to another
apt-get install `ssh root@host_you_want_to_clone "dpkg -l | grep ii" | awk '{print $2}'`
2011-05-10 13:33:51
User: TuxOtaku
Functions: apt awk install
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"Clone" a list of installed packages from one Debian/Ubuntu Server to another

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Terminal - Alternatives
ssh remotehost 'dpkg --get-selections' | dpkg --set-selections && dselect install
2011-05-12 17:26:43
User: Mozai
Functions: ssh
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(also works on Ubuntu) Copies the 'install,' 'hold,' 'deinstall' and 'purge' states of packages on the remote machine to be matched on the local machine. Note: if packages were installed on the local machine that were never installed on the remote machine, they will not be deinstalled by this operation.

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Comment by Habitual 210 weeks and 3 days ago

Could run into argument-list-length problems and root-login-disabled problems, but both of these can be solved by making this command longer. Excellent idea, though. +1.

Comment by kaedenn 210 weeks and 3 days ago

"grep -E ^ii" better

"aptitude search -F '%100p' '~i!~M'" best

Comment by bandie91 210 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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