saving package list

Martin Laberge mlsoft at
Tue Aug 26 23:25:39 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 26 August 2008 13:20:46 Willy K. Hamra wrote:
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> i found a lot of websites explaining how to save the list of installed
> packages, to be used after a fresh install for example. there is a lot
> of packages that i don't want to install, i can simply delete their
> names from the list, but their dependencies will still get installed,
> and as far as i understand, apt will consider them manually installed
> packages, so i don't think "apt-get autoremove" will remove them, or am
> i wrong? in which case, it's all i need to know :P
> otherwise, is there a way to save a list of packages i manually
> specified to apt? i usually ask for a package and apt automatically
> install dependencies, is there a way to get a list of these packages i
> typed?
> thanks in advance
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> Willy K. Hamra
> Manager of Hamra Information Systems
> Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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In fact, what you (and I too) would want is a list of APPLICATIONS installed,
without all their dependencies. Not a list of Packages.

If someone know a method to do this, I would use it too...

Martin Laberge
mlsoft at
30 Years of Unix Admin, and still learning...

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