Architecture Porting Side-Grade

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Architecture Porting Side-Grade

#1 Post by gianlucarenzi »

I am trying to replace my old server based on Debian Jessie running on a Quad Core PowerPC 790MP @ 2.5Ghz with 16 GB ECC SDRAM with two SATA hard drives (/dev/sda for /, /boot and swap and /dev/sdb for /home folder).
I am installing the same Debiann Jessie on a x86_64 Quad Core @2.83Ghz with the same amount of memory. My concerns are if there is any problem if I simply swap the /dev/sdb to one computer to another even if they have different architectures. And beside of that, I would like to know if there is a quick-and-dirty way to install of extra packages I have installed in the PowerPC system, like to have the same software installed... Like a script to have some dpkg -i .... way...

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Re: Architecture Porting Side-Grade

#2 Post by CwF »

Install dselect on both, run get on the old and set on the newly installed base with correct architecture
something like

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dpkg --get-selections > packages.txt
dpkg --set-selections < packages.txt
apt-get dselect-upgrade

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