Quickly Find Out List Of Automatically Installed Packages In Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Here is how to quickly find out the list of all software packages which are automatically installed in Ubuntu / Linux Mint :

Open Terminal and type :

apt-cache showauto

List of automatically installed packages in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

This brings up the whole list of packages that are installed automatically by searching the repository. Hit “q” to exit and return back to Terminal prompt anytime.

This command is useful when trying to fix dependencies errors or missing packages errors during installation of specific applications.



  1. admin says:

    Glad you got it fixed Mike. 🙂

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks for this. I was trying to figure out a dependency problem on one of my computers, and this helped me fix it.