Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2019, 01:07 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Distribution: Linux Mint 19.3
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Can't restore old software selection in Linux Mint 19.1

A year ago I updated from Mint 18.2 to Mint 18.3 using the quick method available in Synaptic Package Manager. A few days ago I updated to Mint 19.1 by installing from a usb stick. In each case, before upgrading, I saved my software selection using the Backup tool. I have separate partitions for root and Home so it is easy to upgrade.

The latest software selection only contained the applications I had installed in the last year, for some strange reason, so it was my intention to restore both software selections to get back to my previous configuration. Restoring the most recent software selection was successful but restoring the old selection was not. I can sometimes get to the point where I have navigated to the appropriate software selection file, all the applications are listed and ticked and then it crashes, either by itself or when I click Forward. The Backup tool looks quite different, so changes have been made to it.

It looks like a bug to me, but can anyone suggest a workaround so that I can restore my applications?
Old 01-08-2019, 05:14 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Distribution: Linux Mint 19.3
Posts: 35

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Problem solved. There is a limit on the size of the file

The file was 44.8K. I have previously successfully restored a file that was 38.3K so it looks like the limit is about 40K. I split it into two files and it worked perfectly.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Add danish/dansk to keyboard selection and language selection scootergrisen Slackware 2 02-14-2017 05:06 PM
[SOLVED] Old linux, old hardware, old user/adm, but always a newbie 3dBdown Linux - Newbie 4 02-15-2011 09:54 PM
changing OS selection at boot selection screen gcmhmedic17 Linux - Desktop 4 12-21-2010 12:38 PM
Selection Buffer sending text before completing selection fakie_flip Linux - Software 2 06-20-2010 08:54 AM
want linux for an old old old pc angryfirelord Linux - Distributions 5 05-20-2006 01:22 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration