On Tue, 29 May 2012 17:04:52 -0400
Neal Becker <ndbecker2(a)gmail.com> wrote:
You know what was the painless part of this re-install? After
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
the edge cases would suck, though, but that's true in general in
I only suggested fedorapeople.org
b/c it is immediately available and
obvious - but a web app which stored these lists would also work,
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.