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    HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    I found out how to do this recently and thought it might be helpful to some people. To output this information to a file in your home directory you would use,

    Code:
    dpkg --get-selections > installed-software
    And if you wanted to use the list to reinstall this software on a fresh ubuntu setup,

    Code:
    dpkg --set-selections < installed-software
    followed by

    Code:
    dselect

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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    bump
    damn this is smooth! good looking out!

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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    Can anyone provide a list generated by this on a clean Edgy install? I'm trying to figure out what I've installed in the past, so I can remove things I no longere need.

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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    I'm installing Edgy (x86) as we speak so once it's installed I will give you the list!

    Included is a list of installed packages on a fresh install.
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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    many thnks

    I was looking for this

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    Smile Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    I was looking for this





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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    huh. This would be really nice in diagnosing problems I've had.

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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    You don't need a list of a clean install to get rid of unnecessary packages resulting from installing and uninstalling stuff. Just
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    and apt will generate a list of orphaned packages and give you the option to remove them.

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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    Is there an easy way to tell Ubuntu / dpkg to uninstall every package *except* what's listed in that output file? I'm trying to take an existing install, and remove all the unnecesary packages beyond a basic command line system, but I know of no easy way to do so.

    But if I could use a package list from a different system, which is just a command line install, as a basis, and tell it to remove everything but that package list, that would be great.

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