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Old 03-01-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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list installed debian packages

Hi all,

Could anyone please tell me how to list all the packages I have installed in my Debian system?

Thank you,

Old 03-01-2005, 05:55 AM   #2
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You can use dselect (type 'dselect' and press Enter), KPackage (K menu->System->KPackage) or Synaptic (K Menu->System->Synaptic Package Manager). I'd say Synaptic is the most used tool for this kind of stuff and it's easy to use once you get used to it.
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or aptitude, it lists installed packages, upgradable packages, obsolete packages and not installed packages, just run aptitude from the console.
Old 03-01-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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dpkg --get-selections
Old 07-07-2005, 05:16 AM   #5
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Packages installed

Hi all,

I am getting better now with Debian and the best way I found to chek the packages installed is:

dpkg -l

Which will give me a list of all the packages installed.

In case someone is looking for a specific package then use:

dpkg -l | grep package_name_we_are_looking_for




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