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Re: Debian base system package list

Thanks for the info. It seems that all those would give me the info I want. I was thinking that I would be able to get that info from the actual build files of the Debian distribution itself, does there exists such a beast?

I'm trying to compile a list packages that are common to 'base systems' of various Linux distributions. I initially thought that the Linux Standard Base would provide that list but it only consists of "lower level" utilities/libraries and not software tools per se.

Thanks again.


sean finney wrote:
hi carlos,

On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 22:33 -0700, Carlos Ramirez wrote:
Is a file, webpage or command that can provide a list of packages that are part of the Debian base system? I tried searching in various places without much luck. Any help in the right direct is appreciated.

the easiest way:

apt-get install grep-dctrl

and then do something like:

grep-aptavail -F Essential yes -o -F Priority required -s Package


grep-aptavail -F Essential yes -o -F Priority required -o \
   -F Priority standard -s Package

depending on what it is exactly that you want (the fine manpage has more
info).  if you want all the packages part of a basic debian
installation, the second one is probably closer.

alternatively, you could run the installer, not select any software, and
then run "dpkg -l" from the cmdline :)


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