Aptik: PPA & package backup on Ubuntu

ubuntu_apps_compAptik is a brand new tool to simplify restoring your PPA configuration and packages post a fresh install or upgrade of Ubuntu. It makes things much simpler because you do not need to remember which software you installed and from where you installed them. If you are re-installing the same release you may not even need to download the packages again! Aptik works closely with apt and hence the name. Capabilities:

  • Backup themes and icons
  • Backup the current PPAs added in your system
  • Backup information on applications installed from those PPAs
  • Backup install packages if they are still present in apt cache (skip if upgrading Ubuntu)
  • Many cmdline options

Run the following to install Aptik:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install aptik

Webpage: Aptik

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