Re: Checking what's installed
On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 06:58:41PM -0400, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:12:59 +0900
> Nick Hastings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Am installing Debian on a 486 laptop, and because I want to trim down
> > > the installation as much as possible, how do I view a list of what's
> > > installed by apt-get on the laptop? DSelect is useless as it marks some
> > >
> > > stuff that hasn't been installed as to be installed.
> > dpkg -l | grep ^ii
> dpkg -l works just fine, since it only reports the installed packages.
On my hybrid woody/sarge system, dpkg -l "*lib*" (for example)
includes lots of libraries that are status "un" and "pn" which
are definitely not installed.
But that's just my US$0.0142573 (CDN$0.02) -- YMMV.