full list of Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS 64 bit core packages

Asked by Adam Weremczuk


I'm installing from ubuntu-10.04.1-server-amd64.iso and there should be 193 of them.

Can somebody provide me with that list in a text format (with package descriptions if possible)?

I'm unable to copy from Aptitude tool and retyping everything manually would probably take me a day :)

We need to consult this list externally and keep installed only things that we really need making the system lighter, more secure and simply more elegant.

Adam Weremczuk

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Adam Weremczuk (veremchook) said :

I can keep all 193 package installed, then log into the system, list them all and rebuild the server.

Still takes a lot longer than copying and pasting :(

Not to mention package descriptions.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

To replicate your packages selection on another machine (or restore it if re-installing), you can type:

aptitude --display-format '%p' search '?installed!?automatic' > ~/my-packages

move the file "my-packages" to the other machine, and there type:

sudo xargs aptitude --schedule-only install < my-packages ; sudo aptitude install

Does this help any? This will help you duplicate the installed packages on a system....

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Adam Weremczuk (veremchook) said :

Thanks for a quick reply.

As much as it's useful it doesn't really answer my question.

I have started a new thread:


So feel free to take a look.