[SOLVED] Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

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[SOLVED] Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by InChrist » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:48 pm

How to get it?
How to import it?
All without terminal.
In case my system crashes to get it run fasts.
Ideally also the additional repositories and authentification keys?

It would also be fine if I can use a list from LM 18.1 to import to LM 18.2, is this possible or dangerous somehow?
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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by revian » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:04 pm

InChrist wrote:How to get it?
How to import it?
All without terminal.
In case my system crashes to get it run fasts.
Ideally also the additional repositories and authentification keys?

It would also be fine if I can use a list from LM 18.1 to import to LM 18.2, is this possible or dangerous somehow?
All without terminal? You're severely limiting yourself if you refuse to work in the terminal. The only way I know how to do what you're asking is to use the terminal.
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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by ColdBootII » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:56 pm

You can easily do it with SystemBack among several other GUI tools available.

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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by InChrist » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Ok, thank you for the help and encouragement. :)

As I could not find SystemBack in my repository I did it with the terminal as I have found in https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-ge ... store.html for Ubuntu.

Would you think the reinstallation with this list would work here on Mint also?
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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by Flemur » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:30 pm

InChrist wrote:How to get it?
How to import it?
All without terminal.

Code: Select all

synaptic -> File -> Save markings (as)
makes a text file.
Then on the other system

Code: Select all

synaptic -> File -> Read markings
read the text file.
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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by phd21 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:27 pm

Hi "InChrist",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There is also an application called "Aptik" that was made just for this purpose. You can back up current system settings, and your "/home" folder if you want, to an external USB drive, then install "Aptik" on a fresh Linux Mint and restore from the Aptik backup.

Developer's website
http://www.teejeetech.in/2016/04/aptik-v1641.html

Aricle: Aptik – A Tool to Backup and Restore System Settings and Data in Ubuntu (& Linux Mint)
March 9, 2017
https://www.2daygeek.com/aptik-backup-r ... sers-data/

To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

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sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install aptik

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by InChrist » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:29 am

Thank you, both.

I used the integrated Backup Tool in LM 18.3 for making a software list now. This is enough for me right now.

Together with system snapshots with Timeshift to be able to restore if necessary fastly. I hope it would then work again.

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Re: Get a list of installed software to be able to install them fast on another linux mint system

Post by lsemmens » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:12 am

Flemur wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:30 pm
InChrist wrote:How to get it?
How to import it?
All without terminal.

Code: Select all

synaptic -> File -> Save markings (as)
makes a text file.
Then on the other system

Code: Select all

synaptic -> File -> Read markings
read the text file.
That sounds almost too easy! Does this record what is installed on a system and then load the appropriate stuff on another system? Does it also recall all settings on the new system?
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