I have my Linux laptop configured in the best possible way, with the right settings and installed applications.
Can I extract a text file that summarises what is installed, and pass it to another computer so that it can be a pseudo-clone?
I do not want an exact clone, but just the same applications updated to their latest release.
It would be nice if such a thing could be done across different operating systems (e.g. HURD, BSD, OSX, ...).
Technically it should not be hard. I should parse the original hard disk, creating a list of all the executables. And then have an installer that could read such a file, and install what best matches the list contents.