Thursday, March 29, 2012

Migrate your fav. packages to a new workstation.

Lovely Package Exchange #1

Once in a while we are setting up our workstations - yet again.
I often faced the problem to migrate my finest selection of packages from my former system, to the new one.
Groups are surely one way to install roughly those packages you need on the new system, but in very rare cases your package selection is unique.

The following snippet might help you, to install the packages of DA_OLD_HOST on your new system.
On your new host:
$ ssh $DA_OLD_HOST 'rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME}\n"' \
  | xargs yum install -y --skip-broken

Hint: It seems as if something is broken with the fedora mirros, you can work around problems by commenting the mirrorlist and uncommenting the baseurl option in the appropriate yum repo .conf.

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