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Easy way to reinstall all previously installed packages on new linux distro release version

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http://feedproxy.google.com – As a linux distro gets updated with a new version, it is always a good idea to do a fresh install than to do an upgrade [which may cause some unforeseen problems]. But with the frequent updates of newer versions of distros such as Ubuntu [every 6 months], it gets a bit tiring to re-install from scratch and do “apt-get” commands for all the packages required for customization and personalization of the OS. To make matters worse, it is hard to remember each and every package that was installed previously. At linuxers, a guide containing a few easy terminal commands can save the trouble by saving the list of installed packages from the current distro version. When doing a fresh install of the distro, all that is needed is just to run the dkms command to get the packages to be installed on the freshly installed new version distro and within minutes, the newly installed distro version would have installed the same packages that used to be in the old version. Read the full instructions at Linuxer: A dpkg trick for fresh installations. Related Posts: Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations! CheckInstall for linux newbies Hannah Montana gets her own linux distro! Wine 1.1.25 development version ready for the download Fun with Bluetooth on Linux (General)