Synaptic Manager / Read Markings

  • tCzerny
Posted: Thu, 02/12/2009 - 15:42
In Synpatic Manager, under File: What is Read Markings, Save Markings and all this for? I cannot try because the Synaptic freezes if I do so. Thanks, Thomas

Quite helpful...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 02/14/2009 - 11:46
Nice idea. I did a quick search and found this: Follow the debian instructions... Cheers, Q

Maybe it's not exactly what

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 02/14/2009 - 11:15
Maybe it's not exactly what you are looking for, but this command can be useful. "dpkg -l > /home/user/mypackages.txt" Other ideas? Cheers. Pablo

how could I save my setup

  • tCzerny
  • 11/15/08
  • Fri, 02/13/2009 - 18:38
Thanks Pablo, I want to save my complete setup so that in case I have to re-install 64studio I could read from a file what else I ever installed. It's some extra workload to make notes on a piece of paper and then searching for all packages. Is this possible at all? If not with synaptic, with what else? Thanks, Thomas

Re: Synaptic Manager / Read Markings

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Thu, 02/12/2009 - 21:43
Hi Thomas, I'd never tried this before, but now I see. Suppose you want to install or remove some packages but don't want to or cannot apply the changes at that moment. Then you can "save markings". They are saved to a simple text file. Next time you can "read markings" (I would prefer "load markings") and open this file. Then those packages will be automatically marked (although you may have to wait a bit). Strange that synaptic freezes but I can't see much utility in this, to tell the truth. Cheers. Pablo