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, You can install APTonCD on a Ubuntu or Debian box.
Use the following file on any system (build in compatibility layer):
You can download the source code to install on your debian or ubuntu box.
Download the source and use the following commands to install:
$ tar -xvzf aptoncd-*.tar.gz
$ cd aptoncd/
$ sudo make install
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.
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