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Bug#174971: dpkg(8) should point the user towards dpkg-query(8)



Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.9
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

Since dpkg version 1.10, the query options of dpkg have been moved
into dpkg-query.  The documentation should reflect that.

--- dpkg.8.orig	Sun May 26 04:53:43 2002
+++ dpkg.8	Thu Jan  2 00:40:15 2003
@@ -44,6 +44,16 @@
 .fi
 Please refer to \fBdpkg-deb\fP(1) for information about these actions.
 
+\fBdpkg\fP duplicates some options of \fBdpkg-query\fP(8):
+.nf
+    \fB-l\fP, \fB--list\fP,
+    \fB-L\fP, \fB--listfiles\fP,
+    \fB-p\fP, \fB--print-avail\fP,
+    \fB-s\fP, \fB--status\fP,
+    \fB-S\fP, \fB--search\fP
+.fi
+See \fBdpkg-query\fP(8) for more flexible query possibilities.
+
 .SH INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES
 \fBdpkg\fP maintains some usable information about available
 packages. The information is divided in three classes: \fBstates\fP,
@@ -575,6 +585,7 @@
 .br
 .SH SEE ALSO
 \fBdselect\fP(8),
+\fBdpkg-query\fP(8),
 \fBdpkg-deb\fP(1),
 \fBdeb\fP(5),
 and

-zefram



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