[Haifux] UBUNTU instalation

Dave Roi davidroi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 03:00:44 MSD 2008

Upon second thought, It seems very logical that a "Save full state" file
will contain the same installation tags as the original (Manually installed
as opposed to a dependency).
I don't know this for certain but I believe automatic dependency deletion
should still work on the target machine.

Just seems very logical to me.
Anyways, checking this shouldn't be hard.

Anyways, I still recommend using ghost to copy machines instead of these
mass apt-get methods.
Ghost gives you the option of doing other customizations besides the package
list, such as editing configuration files, changing themes, gconf settings,
aliases etc...
Linux also has the advantage that it doesn't require a different image file
for each different hardware type.
Just make sure the hard drive you create the image on is the smallest of all
the target hard drives.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 09:23, Ohad Lutzky <ohad at lutzky.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 12:41 AM, Dave Roi <davidroi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Note that if you use these mass installation methods, ALL packages will
> be
> > marked as manually installed (as opposed to most of them being
> > dependencies).
> > The result of this is that if you later choose to uninstall a package, it
> > won't uninstall it's dependencies (using aptitude or apt-get autoremove).
> For this exact reason, I recommend against any of those solutions
> (including the original one). Just save a list of packages you want
> (I'll be very surprised if there are more than 50) and apt-get install
> all of them. You'll want to be keeping them all at the latest version
> for your release of choice anyway.
> --
> Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only
> animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and
> what they ought to be.
>  - William Hazlitt
> Ohad Lutzky
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