How does one determine packages added after installation?
luis.barbas at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 08:15:01 UTC 2010
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 16:24, Tom Browder <tom.browder at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. <snip>
$ dpkg -l
will list all packages installed packages
looking for a format option at man dpkg, I found this under examples:
To make a local copy of the package selection states:
dpkg --get-selections >myselections
You might transfer this file to another computer, and install
it there with:
dpkg --set-selections <myselections
Note that this will not actually install or remove anything,
but just set the selection state on the
requested packages. You will need some other application
to actually download and install the
requested packages. For example, run apt-get dselect-upgrade.
Never tried it, though.
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