Sunday, December 11, 2011

how to clone ubuntu installation

Here is a quick way to  build an exactly similar  ubuntu installation on another computer.

$ dpkg --get-selections >my_pakages

on the machine that you want to clone. Install a clean copy of Ubuntu on the target machine. Copy the file my_packages to the target machine.
Run the following command on the target machine.
sudo dpkg --set-selections < ./package_names
sudo apt-get -u dselect-upgrade


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