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060. How To Determine What Packages Are Installed on a System




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This article is from the Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. Maintained by David C. Merrill with numerous contributions by others. (v1.0).

060. How To Determine What Packages Are Installed on a System

A: For distributions that use RPM format packages, use the command:

$ rpm -qa

You need to be logged in as root. You can save the output to a text file for future reference, a command like:

$ rpm -qa >installed-packages

A: For Debian systems, the equivalent command is:

$ dpkg -l

A: For Slackware and Slackware based distributions, look in the directory / var/log/packages.

[Steven J. Hathaway]

There is one file that describes the contents of each *.tgz package installed on your system.

 

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