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How to properly replicate of all distro packages + python packages from an ubuntu server on AWS to an ubuntu server on DO
I’m trying to migrate all the distro and python packages I have on an AWS ubuntu server , to my newly created DO server
Please find below my DO and AWS Distro’s release
- AWS : Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
- DO : Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
I listed all the distro and python packages I have from my AWS server, with the following commands
sudo dpkg --get-selections > dpkglist.txt pip freeze > freeze.lst
Then on my DO server, I did the following
dpkg --set-selections < dpkglist.txt pip install -U -r freeze.lst #to restore the python packages pip3 install -U -r freeze.lst #to restore the python packages
Yet, there were many errors during this reinstall.
I had to uninstall one package
ppp for the dpkg to have everything working properly for the dependances.
pip , I had to text edit the
freeze.lst , manually removing some of the packages to have everything sorted.
The experience was messy, confusing and definitely not clean, IMO.
Questions are the following:
- What should I do to make a clean slate packages , distro and python, import?
- Is there an easy way to do such imports without any hassle e.g with (a) tool(s)?
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