Reinstall packages from /var/backups/dpkg.status file
On Tue, 15 May 2012 11:55:53 +0200, email@example.com said:
> ( I know about dpkg --get-selection and friends, but since
> /var/backups/dpkg.status is already there in the right place, I'd
> rather use that on )
dpkg --get-selections is the right tool for this. It is trivial to run
that command, with redirected output to a file, prior to your backups (or
simply from /etc/cron.daily if you prefer). Saying that dpkg.status is
already there is a bit like saying every package has an entry
in /usr/share/doc, so I want to use that. It's not designed to reinstall
all packages; dpkg --get-selections is designed for that.
tl;dr: Use the right tool for the job.
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