Alright, so as a KDE user I don’t use synaptic. Not that I wouldn’t want to it’s just… you know I use KDE so I guess I use…Muon? Anyway Muon’s much better than the previous KDE software manager yet I still can’t get it to save my markings. It’s always grayed out on the file menu and I can’t be bothered to figure out why. SO what to do when I want a fresh install?
I go command line on it:
dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/packages
It’s consistent, fool proof and works with any distro. …plus it’s command line and that always makes me feel smart…until I break something…hence the need for reinstalling the operating system.