Re: HOWTO Reinstall all of your current packages if you do a fresh Ubuntu install
This entire thread is smokin' cool. That said, why is this issue so bloody arcane? Why isn't this "common knowledge" and built into the update/upgrade processing that synaptic and apt and dpkg try to accomplish?
- when I select upgrade within synaptic, maybe it could tell me, "Saving list of added and removed packages..." and "Please provide a path and file name ..."
- when I first boot after an upgrade, maybe something could ask me, "Do you have a record of added and removed packages..." and "Please provide a path and file name ..."
It is this sort of "I know a secret..." about accomplishing important, common tasks that discourages plain folks from approaching linux.
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