Comments on: Cloning Debian System Packages https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42127 By: Marius Gedminas https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111101 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:31:16 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111101 You don't need vim and vim-gnome: vim-gnome contains both gvim and terminal vim which completely replaces (via the alternatives system) the vim binary you get from the vim package.

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By: Neil Greenwood https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111092 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:05:29 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111092 If you replace the first --get-selections command with:
aptitude search '~i !~M' -F '%p install' > packages-list

then you only output the packages that you've selected for installation. All dependencies/auto-installed packages will be automatically included as normal. It makes it easier for APT's autoremove functionality to work as intended.

Reference: http://blog.hanno-stock.de/archives/50

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By: gnuski.blogspot.com/ https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111091 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:52:36 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111091 Your comments section ate my line break! That should have read> I agree, installing KDE should be a choice during the install, not something that has to be done afterwards!

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By: gnuski.blogspot.com/ https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111090 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:51:11 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111090 > So, when installing on a desktop or laptop, I’m slightly annoyed by the
> default package sets that are installedI agree, installing KDE should be a choice during the install, not something that has to be done afterwards! 😀

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111086 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:37:47 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111086 @Clive- After you've built a system to the way you want it, you create the packages.txt file. Then, when building a new Debian system, you need to copy that file over to the new system after you've completed a base install. So, use whatever means necessary to make the copy: SCP, FTP, NFS, SMB, USB, etc.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111085 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:33:37 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111085 apt-get still understands what to autoremove. However, I use aptitude.

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By: Julian Andres Klode https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111084 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:37:33 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111084 I guess this makes APT's autoremove completely useless for you, since you now install all libraries, etc, manually.

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By: Clive https://pthree.org/2010/08/19/cloning-debian-system-packages/#comment-111083 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:57:15 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1444#comment-111083 This is a great idea.

Could you just explain a bit more this part of the process:
Thank you.

"copy the packages.txt file you created via SCP or some other method to the filesystem"

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