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March 25th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Does anyone have or know of the location of a list of the packages that are installed by default when Ubuntu is first installed?

Thanks for any help provided!

March 25th, 2009, 03:49 AM
There are several ways to see what is installed on your machine.

Go to a terminal and try:

dpkg -l > installed
less installed

This info can be accessed through graphical interfaces as well.

gksudo aptitude

Choose the 'Installed' option on the navigation tree located on the left side of your synaptic screen.

For a list by distribution try packages.ubuntu.com (http://packages.ubuntu.com/)

March 25th, 2009, 04:03 AM
Go to a terminal and try:

dpkg -l > installed
less installed

This lists currently installed apps. I am looking for a list from a freshly installed system without having to install a system just to get that list.

For a list by distribution try packages.ubuntu.com (http://packages.ubuntu.com/)

I think this lists all available packages for Ubuntu.

Thanks for the hand. I am just hoping that someone has a list and I don't have to do the grunt work.

Edit: I just want to add that I am looking for Ubuntu 8.10

January 19th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I'm looking for the same information.I'm sure there is a list somewhere. But where?

January 19th, 2010, 12:04 PM
I'm still looking for the "right" full package list, but in the meantime, I found a few lists by browsing http://packages.ubuntu.desktop. For example, for Intrepid:


June 20th, 2010, 02:22 PM
You can have a look at the download page, there are ".manifest" files, which include all default packages: http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/