Originally Posted by pbhj
Synaptic has an option to save markings as a file and to read markings. It also can create a script to install a set of packages.
I'd choose the installed packages, mark for reinstallation and then try making a script to perform the installation.
If you try the markings route I expect you'll have to manually transfer your repos over.
YMMV, attempting to test this hung synaptic for me with 100% CPU use ...
ok, but how do I get my Synaptic to "read" from the packages on the old disk (which is connected via USB to my new system)? how do I "choose and mark" applications from my old disk?!
and will Synaptic not get confused between the applications I have already installed on my new system and those I would "choose and mark"?
Sorry, but I am really confused here..