Bottom Line: Here are the default packages on a fresh image of Raspbian Jessie, Jessie Lite, and Wheezy.
It’s not terribly uncommon that I want to give people instructions on how to install some software on their Raspberry Pi, and I can’t remember whether or not there are packages that they need to install as prerequisites. Other times, I want to revert some part of my Raspbian system that I’ve customized, but I can’t remember what software it came with and what I installed myself. Whatever the case may be, I’ve had a good number of times that I wanted to know what all of the default packages were, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find the answer on Google.
To that end, I finally got fed up running into this issue and decided to make a copy for my personal reference, and I figured I’d share.
For the lists below, I took a freshly downloaded image, copied it to an SD card, booted up, and ran
sudo dpkg -l > jessie.txt. I then copied that file to my Macbook and proceeded with the next.
I’ve included the dates and SHA-1 as listed at raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian, where I downloaded the images, since I’m sure there will be changes soon.
Raspbian Jessie 2015-11-21 (SHA-1
Raspbian Jessie Lite 2015-11-21 (SHA-1
Raspbian Wheezy 2015-05-05 (SHA-1