Re: Is there a "World" file in ubuntu ...
It'd be nifty if I could take this a step further. Do you know where dpkg keeps this information? The manpage doesn't have a "files" section, so that rules that out.
Here's what I'm getting at: with gentoo, I can copy my world file from my old system to a fresh system, type something along the lines of "emerge world", then it will happily calculate deps, and emerge it's heart out until it has all of the packages that were installed on my old system. I'm looking for a similar solution, where I could just copy apt's record of installed packages from one system to another, do an "apt-get upgrade" or something, and it would pound away until all packages are installed.
Unix is user friendly. It's just picky about it's friends.