Do you think that you can’t backup your package from synaptic because you don’t know how to backup those debian packages from synaptic. Well, I have some perfect answer for you, I just discovered some cool software to backup and restore your synaptic package easily, and this software is really ease to use and compatible with Ubuntu. I suggests you to use Ubuntu 7.04 or Ubuntu 7.10. Now, this is some howto to install the synaptic backup. The software is named APTonCD.

With APTonCD you be able to…

Backup all downloaded packages (via apt-get, aptitude and synaptic) to restore later.
Take with you all your favorite packages, in a removable repository where you can install then all on anytime, anytime.
Get an entire repository, or a specifc section. Simply point-and-click, and in few time you’ll have an CD(s) or DVD(s) with entire main, restricted, universe, multiverse, contrib, etc.
Share your packages with your friends without Internet conection. Also, send a meta-package for him to install the same set of packages that you have.

Binary Packages

Binary packages, You can install APTonCD on a Ubuntu or Debian box.
Use the following file on any system (build in compatibility layer):
APTonCD 0.1-1.deb

Source Code

You can download the source code to install on your debian or ubuntu box.

APTonCD 0.1.tar.gz

Download the source and use the following commands to install:
$ tar -xvzf aptoncd-*.tar.gz
$ cd aptoncd/
$ sudo make install

Debian/Ubuntu Repository


APTonCD is on Ubuntu Feisty, Gutsy, Debian Unstable and Testing‘s repository now! So just install the aptoncd package.

$ sudo apt-get install aptoncd
Or via Add/Remove and Synaptic.

for screenshots click this Link

APTonCD Website

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