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Re: Help identify packages that multiarch support will break

[ Cc-ing the bug log ]

On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 07:05:14PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > For each package --status will do the trick, for all packages, yeah
> > it does not support patterns. I guess adding that would be fine. So
> > one could do something like: «dpkg-query -s '*'».
> Or on a second though, just supporting «dpkg-query -s» would solve
> your problem too, as you don't seem to actually need pattern support,
> if there's a need for that we can always add them, obviously.

Yes, absolutely: for my "dump" needs, that would be enough. I'm not sure
there are other use cases who might benefit by globbing there though.

> > Currently something like «dpkg-query -l|tr -s ' ' '\t'|cut -f2» could
> > do the trick, altough I could agree it sucks a bit. If --status would
> > accept patterns that would be nicer.
> Huh, disregard this, as pointed out by Raphaël, which I had forgotten
> somehow, just doing «dpkg-query -f '${Package}\n' -W» would work. In
> my defense (if that's possible :), I've now fixed the documentation:
>   <http://git.debian.org/?p=dpkg/dpkg.git;a=commitdiff;h=7a86e423>


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