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Old 01-07-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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Question How can I get list of all the non-free software I have?


Hi!

I want to get full list of all the non-free packages that I have installed on my computer (from the non-free source for apt-get). How can I do that?

Cause I want to remove all/some of them.

RMS wrote:
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But if our goal is freedom, that changes everything. Users cannot be free while using a non-free program. To free the citizens of cyberspace, we have to replace those non-free programs, not accept them. They are not contributions to our community, they are temptations to settle for continuing non-freedom.


http://www.newsforge.com/software/04.../1146229.shtml


Thank You.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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Use aptitude, go to the installed packages section and then non-free. Should do the trick

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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I can't find there a section for non-free....
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:09 PM   #4
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hmm.. sorry about that.. said that while I was at work... Thought it was there.. Guess I should look before I leap
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:43 PM   #5
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Ok.. I got this from someone else so I can't take the credit but install "vrms". That should do the trick

edit: Ok.. it is in aptitude... YOu have to go through each menu of the installed packages. For example.. in mine I have non-free packages installed in

Installed --> Sound --> non-free

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Old 01-07-2004, 08:18 PM   #6
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If you're in aptitude, hit "l" (as in "limit") and type in "~snon-free~i" and hit enter. The only packages you'll see are installed and from non-free (but you'll still have to look in each section). Or if you just want a nice list, run aptitude search \~snon-free\~i at the command line. (note, the \~'s are used because ~foo translates to "/home/foo" in many/most shells).
 
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Thank you! It works!

Now I have only java,flash and fonts from the non-free on my computer.
 
  


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