Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Producing a list of all installed packages in Ubuntu

"HowTo: Create a list of installed packages
I found out how to do this recently and thought it might be helpful to some people. To output this information to a file in your home directory you would use,

dpkg --get-selections > installed-software
And if you wanted to use the list to reinstall this software on a fresh ubuntu setup,

dpkg --set-selections < installed-software
followed by


Smart! -- So I put the resulting installed_software file on my ftp space.

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