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Re: Why 2 inconsistent package managers frontents?

On 19 Jun 2000, Martin Bialasinski wrote:

>> Could you show me how you do a dpkg -l netscape\* with apt? If this
>> can be done with non-tuncated package names and version numbers of the
>> not-installed packages, this would rock even more.

* "Jason" == Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> wrote:

Jason> apt-cache search 'netscape.*' --names-only -f

Jason> And pull the versions out of the response I suppose.

This doesn't show, if a package is already installed, does it?

Jason> It would be much better if there existed a perl/python native
Jason> interface..

Definitely. I just speak perl/pike/php, so I can't do anything about
this, I'm afraid.


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