|From:||seth vidal <skvidal-AT-fedoraproject.org>|
|To:||Development discussions related to Fedora <devel-AT-lists.fedoraproject.org>|
|Subject:||Re: On a related note...|
|Date:||Tue, 29 May 2012 17:16:15 -0400|
On Tue, 29 May 2012 17:04:52 -0400 Neal Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > You know what was the painless part of this re-install? After firing > up google chrome, I didn't need to reinstall anything for it. It's > all synced with gmail. > > I find myself wishing that all my fedora packages could be restored > just like that. > > Oh sure, there's a few methods for automaticing installs. But none > are so brain-dead easy. Imagine, just 1 click (or command) to sync > all the packages (and maybe /etc?) to some server, and 1 step to > reinstall back to the last state. > > What's that? Wouldn't work over upgrades? Somehow it does for > chrome. And for android. > You want to do that? I can give you a couple of ideas: - register your host and have it upload your pkgs list + repos list to fedorapeople using your account - on update/reinstall - you are prompted for this same info and yum tries to put back the same set of pkgs. It would miss if a repo is not updated to the next release, yet, or if programs moved around in pkgs A LOT - but in many many cases it would work. the edge cases would suck, though, but that's true in general in packaging. I only suggested fedorapeople.org b/c it is immediately available and obvious - but a web app which stored these lists would also work, trivially. If you're interested in working on it I can imagine a number of places to shove this data and I know what's necessary from the rpmdb/yum history/repos to do it. -sv -- devel mailing list email@example.com https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
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