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Backup Tool's Software Selection Feature Broken in Linux Mint 19

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:42 am
by darsh
I have installed Linux Mint 19 on two newer laptops recently and for each one the Backup Tool's Software Selection feature generated an empty file.

Anyone else with this problem, you can do this in Terminal as a substitute instead, which works and is similar:

dpkg -get--selections > ~/Documents/my-software_date.list

I was wondering if this is simply a bug in Mint 19 as it's still so new? It's a great tool and epic operating system, with surprisingly few problems, but I figured it has to have some, so I was curious about setting the record straight, if anyone knew? I wonder how many people actually use it, if it's been noticed enough yet or not to b officially recognized.

Anyone who has used this recently may want to check that their resulting file isn't blank.

Re: Backup Tool's Software Selection Feature Broken in Linux Mint 19

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:47 am
by smurphos

Re: Backup Tool's Software Selection Feature Broken in Linux Mint 19

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:23 am
by darsh
Thanks (again) for the information! I did a quick search for the topic but didn't look thoroughly enough before asking, my apologies to all. Perhaps if it's not been posted that much, or this directly anyway, then this thread can help spread awareness, which is valuable if someone is relying on a blank file unaware. The alternative code may also be of benefit to Mint 19 users, whilst we await a fix.