Using the Synaptic Package Manager to Clone Installed Software to Another Computer

Posted by scrubs on Jul 12, 2012 5:16 AM EDT
Free Software Magazine; By Gary Richmond
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The GNU/Linux ecosystem is blessed with many tools to clone a hard drive image which can be used to reinstall your Debian-based distro in an emergency or duplicate on another machine, but sometimes you might want to do a clean install of Ubuntu on another machine and then add in the extra software you installed in the original distro. For that you need a combination of Synaptic, the GUI frontend for apt-get and a little command line magic.

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