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Old 02-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu to Debian Squeeze -> Express Set up


I am interested in converting my desktop from Ubuntu 10.10 to Debian 6 but I would like to

--ensure my key packages are included. I have been tweaking the build over time.

--correct device drivers are set up. ( I don't have extended time to just to get audio , codecs , 3d drivers etc running smooth)

I have converted back and forth between the "training wheels version" in the past based on Debian (Ubuntu 9.04 - 10.10 & LM Helena, julia) and would like to know if I can use the same steps to get hardware (video / audio specifically) and all my packages installed.

Using this process has given me a stable system with multimedia that works "out of the box".

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# Package list should have been created and saved to file and stored to backup disk by using this command...

# dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall > /media/disk/backup/installed-package-list

# The above command creates the list and saves it to my backup disk.

# To use this list to recreate the Linux system follow these steps...
# 1) Reinstall base system
# 2) Copy nessessary files from backup - entire network directory copied back to /etc/, sources.list copied back to etc/apt/
# 3) Open network config window and enter encryption key. You now have internet access and the proper source.list to reinstall your packages.
# 4) sudo apt-get update
# 5) sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
# 6) dpkg --set-selections < /media/disk/backup/installed-package-list
# 7) sudo apt-get install dselect
# 8)sudo dselect
# 9) when promted, choose to install packages

# You can now use...
# dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall > /new-system-installed-package-list

# ...to create a new list to compare with package-list from old system.

# When I am in dselect there is an option to configure non-configured packages. This option does nothing that I can see.

If this works what repositories would you suggest ?

I have also attached a copy of the packages for reference.


Thank You in advance for your input.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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Hi JV

With regards to what repositories to use I would go to this site http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ and fill in the details.

With Debian repositories you will need to enable main, contrib, and non-free. For non official Debian repositories I personally use Debian Multimedia, Skype, Google (both), and VirtualBox. Some people may also use WINE.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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Great Site. Thanks for the direction on the repositories


Any idea if I will be able to port over what I had under Ubuntu & have the process take care of the audio & video etc ?
 
Old 02-22-2011, 06:56 AM   #4
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Great Site. Thanks for the direction on the repositories
Though... it shows Squeeze as testing. Should be updated I believe.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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Great Site. Thanks for the direction on the repositories

Any idea if I will be able to port over what I had under Ubuntu & have the process take care of the audio & video etc ?
Everything I have read say's while it is possible the process is prone to failure and not worth the hassle.

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Though... it shows Squeeze as testing. Should be updated I believe.
Yes is should be updated but it isn't a problem with jv's query as it actually points to Squeeze anyway and not to Testing. If someone wanted Testing all they would need to do once the file had been generated is change squeeze for wheezy.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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Thank You for everyones input
 
  


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