[kwlug-disc] how to create a debian "preseed" file corr. to an existing system?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sun Aug 16 08:05:37 EDT 2009


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Here is the preseeding manual for Debian:

http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apb.html

Looks like debconf-get-selections is what you want.

A handy command to get a list of all installed packages on a system is:

dpkg --get-selections > installed_packages.list



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i'm sure there's a simple answer to this, but i'd like to create a
> preseed file that corresponds to an *existing* system.  on red hat
> systems, that corresponds to the system-config-kickstart utility.
> something similar on debian?  thanks.
> 
> rday
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