I installed a plain Ubuntu 10.10 on my computer and installed some software via apt-get. Last week I managed to break everything and just started from scratch, and I need to reinstall my software. Is there some way to create a list with all the packages that I have installed manually?
So that it would give me a list like
texlive, ... and not
texlive, texlive-dep1, textlive-dep2, ... and all the standard packages removed?
If I could somehow figure out which programs out of the regular install I have removed, that would be awesome too!
Update 2015-05-23: I now use Ansible as configuration management on my systems. There I specify the packages to install. This serves the goal, installing all the programs on a fresh system, even better. So this question might be the entry into some light configuration management.