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Re: How to determine packages added after installation?

On Thursday 07 October 2010 16:31:56 Tom Browder wrote:
> 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).
> Thanks,
> -Tom
> Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
> Niceville, Florida

man dpkg, see set and getb selection

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