Can APT tell me which packages on my system were installed explicitly?
I'd like to generate a list of all packages I've explicitly chosen to install on my system.
I'd like this list to include anything I've explicitly chosen to install with apt-get, aptitude, adept or synaptic since installing Ubuntu from CD.
I don't want this list to include dependencies, unless of course I've chosen to install them explicitly at some point. I also don't want to include any previously installed but subsequently removed packages.
Can APT tell me this information?
== Example ==
Let's say I perform the following actions:
1. Install Ubuntu
2. Using apt-get, install "mozilla-
3. Using aptitude, install "mozilla-firefox".
4. Using adept, install "konversation".
5. Using aptitude, remove "mozilla-
After these actions are performed, the list of explicitly installed packages is: [mozilla-firefox, konversation]
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