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Re: list non auto packages

Doug wrote:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
> > Rusi Mody wrote:
> > > Is there a way to get the packages the user has installed?
> >
> > Try:
> >
> >   apt-mark showmanual
> >
> > That will show any package that was explicitly installed.  That is,
> > not pulled in automatically as a dependency.  The command is new for
> > Wheezy and later.  Older systems do not have that feature.
> If you downloaded the package from somewhere, the original file may
> still be in your Downloads directory.

Sure.  The deb files for both manually installed and automatically
installed dependencies will both be in /var/cache/apt/archives until
the admin issues 'apt-get clean'.  But that wasn't the question. :-)

At least not the way I read it.  I read it as they want to know the
names of the packages they would need to install in order to reproduce
the currently installed system.  Which is actually not a trivial
exercise on Debian systems, unfortunately.


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