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    Cool Software centre "sync between two computers" can not see other computer

    I'm trying to sync the packages between two machines using software centre. Both are registered on my ubuntu one account but I can not get software centre to show me both machines to do the syncing. Any suggestions how to debug the problem?

    Thanks a bunch,

    J

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    Re: Software centre "sync between two computers" can not see other computer

    sync the packages
    You want both machines to have the same software?

    Both machines have the same software, but need to be sync?

    Sync is normally done with a package like rsync. Rsync is a terminal program (already installed by default) that can have a GUI added to it, like grsync or luckybackup. All are in the software center.

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    Re: Software centre "sync between two computers" can not see other computer

    I want them to have the same packages loaded on them, just got a new notebook and want all the same stuff as on my desktop, without trying to install it all manually. Ubuntu software centre will not show both computers, even though both are registered with Ubuntu One ... any suggestions?

    Thanks

    J

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    Re: Software centre "sync between two computers" can not see other computer

    There are several ways to do that. My way:

    Install synaptic package manager and make a markings list. No need to go through UbuntuOne. Its a small list and can be transfered via USB (thumb drive). This will make an exact copy of all packages installed.

    Open a terminal and enter:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic

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    Re: Software centre "sync between two computers" can not see other computer

    Thanks, I got a makings list but it seems to be empty?

    Thanks

    J

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    Re: Software centre "sync between two computers" can not see other computer

    File>save markings as

    markings.png

    I save to desktop and don't forget to "save full state". Then transfer marking list to your other computer and install via synaptic using file>read markings.

    Please post back if you have more questions

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