I run several Ubuntu virtual machines. I would like to keep them synced up, the installed software at least.

I found this article but it doesn't seem to pertain to 17.10 as the software center doesn't have a file menu, and doesn't offer a way to sign in or up for ubuntu software center account. Is there a new way to do this or is it gone?


  • That no longer exists. It was "Ubuntu-one". You could consider apt-clone
    – Jean-Marie
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 17:40
  • @Jean-Marie I do remember Ubuntu-one.. I signed up for it back in the day but never used it. Anyway, why don't you move your comment to an answer, because apt-clone will work fine, in conjunction with pip freeze.
    – addohm
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 18:45

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To keep your software synced you could use apt-clone. it will backup or restore your installed packages, software sources, signing keys and state.

sudo apt install apt-clone
man apt-clone

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