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Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages?

Tasksel or plain Apt? In the past I've always used tasksel to install so-called "tasks". It seems, however, that this has been integrated in APT: apt-cache dumpavail | grep ^Task [...] snip Task: ...
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How to view a list of packages that were manually installed without their dependancies

How do I see a list of packages I manually (really manually, as in I typed them in) installed? I want to exclude packages that were installed as a result of being dependencies of other packages that ...
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How to determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line?

How can I determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line, possibly via apt-get, aptitude or apt-cache? I have tried: apt-cache show texlive-full apt-cache showpkg texlive-full but ...
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What files can I delete to avoid repeating the Python libraries?

I installed SAGE mathematics from binary because there was no package for it in synaptic. From reading on the web I learned that SAGE brings its own python libraries rather than using the ones Ubuntu ...