How to determine packages added after installation?
Is there any way to get a list of the default packages used for an
initial installation from CD? I looked at my 10.04.1 CD and could
find only a limited set of packages (*.deb) under ./pool, and that is
obviously not all that were installed.
My purpose is so that I can ensure a co-worker has the same package
setup as I so our environments are identical. I know I can do this by
comparing his installed package list versus mine. but it would be
easier if I could just tell him what I added after a default
installation. A "Date-installed:" record in the package list file
(/var/lib/dpkg/status) would be helpful for compiling such a list (and
maybe a "How-installed:" record).
Thomas M. Browder, Jr.