I'm currently working on a (mandatory) stripped version of Ubuntu 12.04LTS GNOME on my Chromebook. My question is, is there any way to get a list of all the normal applications on a clean install? Not packages like "libhtml-tagset-perl 3.20-2", which is for behind-the-scenes terminal utilities, but rather things like "Eye of Gnome" or "RhythmBox". Actual applications that you would normally see in the dash. If that's too much to ask or is simply unavailable, I understand. Thank you for your time! -Andrew
apt-cache depends ubuntu-desktop will print out all the direct dependencies of the ubuntu-desktop package, without including all the behind the scenes libraries. This should give a fairly good reflection of a typical desktop installation. Is that what you had in mind?