Provided by: aptitude-common_0.8.10-9ubuntu4_all bug

NAME

       aptitude-create-state-bundle - bundle the current aptitude state

SYNOPSIS

       aptitude-create-state-bundle [<options>...] <output-file>

DESCRIPTION

           Note
           This command is mostly for internal use and bug reporting in exceptional cases, it is
           not intended for end-users under normal circumstances.

       aptitude-create-state-bundle produces a compressed archive storing the files that are
       required to replicate the current package archive state. The following files and
       directories are included in the bundle:

       ·   $HOME/.aptitude

       ·   /var/lib/aptitude

       ·   /var/lib/apt

       ·   /var/cache/apt/*.bin

       ·   /etc/apt

       ·   /var/lib/dpkg/status

       The output of this program can be used as an argument to aptitude-run-state-bundle(1).

OPTIONS

       --force-bzip2
           Override the autodetection of which compression algorithm to use. By default,
           aptitude-create-state-bundle uses bzip2(1) if it is available, and gzip(1) otherwise.
           Passing this option forces the use of bzip2 even if it doesn't appear to be available.

       --force-gzip
           Override the autodetection of which compression algorithm to use. By default,
           aptitude-create-state-bundle uses bzip2(1) if it is available, and gzip(1) otherwise.
           Passing this option forces the use of gzip even if bzip2 is available.

       --help
           Print a brief usage message, then exit.

       --print-inputs
           Instead of creating a bundle, display a list of the files and directories that the
           program would include if it generated a bundle.

FILE FORMAT

       The bundle file is simply a tar(1) file compressed with bzip2(1) or gzip(1), with each of
       the input directory trees rooted at “.”.

SEE ALSO

       aptitude-run-state-bundle(1), aptitude(8), apt(8)

AUTHORS

       Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
           Main author of the document.

       Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <mafm@debian.org>
           Main maintainer after Daniel Burrows, documentation about new features, corrections
           and formatting.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007 Daniel Burrows.

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