Name

aptitude-create-state-bundle — bundle the current aptitude state

Synopsis

aptitude-create-state-bundle [options...] output-file

Description

aptitude-create-state-bundle produces a compressed archive storing the files that are required to replicate the current package archive state. The following files and directories are included in the bundle:

  • $HOME/.aptitude

  • /var/lib/aptitude

  • /var/lib/apt

  • /var/cache/apt/*.bin

  • /etc/apt

  • /var/lib/dpkg/status

The output of this program can be used as an argument to aptitude-run-state-bundle(1).

Options

--force-bzip2

Override the autodetection of which compression algorithm to use. By default, aptitude-create-state-bundle uses bzip2(1) if it is available, and gzip(1) otherwise. Passing this option forces the use of bzip2 even if it doesn't appear to be available.

--force-gzip

Override the autodetection of which compression algorithm to use. By default, aptitude-create-state-bundle uses bzip2(1) if it is available, and gzip(1) otherwise. Passing this option forces the use of gzip even if bzip2 is available.

--help

Print a brief usage message, then exit.

--print-inputs

Display a list of the files and directories that will be included in the bundle.

File Format

The bundle file is simply a tar(1) file compressed with bzip2(1) or gzip(1), with each of the input directory trees rooted at “.”.

See Also

aptitude-run-state-bundle(1), aptitude(8), apt(8)