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Debian file comp was: [SLUG] Another report from the trenches
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- Subject: Debian file comp was: [SLUG] Another report from the trenches
- From: Anand Kumria <akumria@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Aug 2 05:46:02 2001
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On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 10:58:08AM +0100, Sean Neakums wrote:
> >>>>> "JW" == Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >> A question for debian experts : is it possible to take the
> >> dselect database, have it tell you what changes _you_ made
> >> (e.g. /etc/printcap) and bundle all up in a load and go for
> >> other machines?
> JW> This is a BIG missing feature with Debian's releases to
> JW> date. I highly recommend FAI (Fully Automated Install) to
> JW> solve this problem.
> dpkg has a feature where you can dump out the current installed set of
> packages with `dpkg --get-selections' and then load that data into
> another machine with `dpkg --det-selections'. Then do `apt-get
> dselect-upgrade' to apply the selections.
Initially I though both Jamie / Jeff were just after having the same
things installed on multiple computers.
Reading Jamie's inital question leads me to believe that what they are
both after is probably 'debsums' which will calculate any differences
between what was delivered and how a file is currently.
I believe it'll just tell you what has changed, not how but it is start
so you'll what questions need to be answered, customised.