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Old 02-28-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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Synaptic/apt-get Question

I am pretty much a Linux newbie, I've been using Santa Fe Linux which is a Debian Sarge based distro. I have been using Synaptic to install some new packages, but I think something I installed messed my system up a bit. Not much, but the mouse will freeze up periodically, etc. My question is: Is there some place on the system to get a list of packages that I have installed with Synaptic? I can't remember what I've installed, and if I had a list I could probably figure it out and then remove the offending package. I checked out the man pages for Synaptic and apt-get, also the command line help for apt-get, and this doesn't seem to be an option. Just wondering if there was some other way?

Old 02-28-2005, 09:00 PM   #2
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Synaptic allows you to view all packages, installed or available ones.

How much memory do you have installed?
Old 02-28-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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dpkg -l (that's a little L)
Old 03-01-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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I have 1 GB of memory on the machine. Thanks for the help so far, but I didn't really make my question clear. What I really wanted to know is there a way to view a list of recently installed packages, or a list of total packages by installation date? Just curious



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