Feisty How to see which pkgs added since initial install?

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Sat Aug 25 14:03:20 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-08-25 at 08:10 -0500, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> Thanks Tim.  You have given me a good start.
> I experimented with your script line.

> Since all the pkgs on the install cd are dated the same, the next thing 
> would be to eliminate all entries in dpkg.log* with the installation date.
> I also wouldn't mind eliminating all pkg names starting with 'lib' since 
> I'm mostly interested in which packages have been installed post-install.

Don't forget that some packages that were installed by the OS installer
are going to be updated with security updates. You may not want to
include those.

What you might actually want is to query all the packages that are
installed but not in the dependency closure set of {ubuntu-desktop,
ubuntu-standard, ubuntu-minimal}. This might take a few line program,
but I don't think it would be too tricky.

> Larry
> -- 
> Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
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Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>

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