I want to figure out EACH and EVERY package/software installed on an Ubuntu (14.04/16.04) system.
From my understanding and several discussions on SE and elsewhere, like unix_stack_exchange ask_ubuntu, it looks like whatever packages/software is installed on the system, dpkg will ultimately be used (be it for the package itself or it's dependencies).
- So does it mean that dpkg will always give a more comprehensive list of all the packages installed on the system (including dependencies etc.) than apt-get ?
- And is it safe to assume that dpkg can be used to list ALL the software (user/system/etc. applications) installed on a system ?