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

APTITUDE-CREATE-ST(1) Command-line reference APTITUDE-CREATE-ST(1)

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

 
Note
 
 
This command is mostly for internal use and bug reporting in exceptional cases, it is not intended for end-users under normal circumstances.
 
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
Instead of creating a bundle, display a list of the files and directories that the program would include if it generated a 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)

AUTHORS

Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
Main author of the document.
Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@debian.org>
Main maintainer after Daniel Burrows, documentation about new features, corrections and formatting.
Copyright 2007 Daniel Burrows.
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