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Author: Antony Stone
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] How to migrate to amd64?
On Saturday 06 May 2023 at 14:45:15, Fred wrote:

> On 5/5/23 11:16, Antony Stone wrote:
> > On Friday 05 May 2023 at 17:54:37, Fred wrote:
> >> I want to migrate from Beowulf x86 to amd64 and later to Chimaera.
> >
> > https://wiki.debian.org/CrossGrading
> >
> >
> > Antony.
> This looks like a major can of worms with lots of things that can go
> wrong. I would probably be better off just doing a fresh install of
> Chimaera.

I completely agree :)

Bear in mind that you can extract a list of the currently installed packages
in order to help you get the same things set up on a new machine.

Any of the following commands will give you a list of what's currently

# dpkg-query -l
# apt list --installed
# aptitude search ~i

You can also use:

# dpkg --get-selections

to produce a list in the correct format for later piping into:

# dpkg --set-selections

Hope this helps,


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