[dpkg wishlist] new search features?
I'm a final user of Debian (desktop user). Recently, I think that it's
necessary that dpkg allows to search packages like this way:
dpkg -l "ldap*" -task:"database" -flavor:"unstable" -category:"non-free"
where this line means that we search all packages that begins with ldap, that
belong to database task, flavor unstable and category non-free. Obviously,
all the three options (task, flavor, category) are optional.
This will be useful for search all packages in a concrete flavor (in a system
with packages or several flavours) or when we want to search all non-free
packages (that simply we do with "dpkg -l "*" -category:"non-free"").
This is one wish
Another is that dpkg allows to search what flavours are installed on my
computer (if I only have unstable packages or unstable and testing), and idem
to tasks and category.
I think that this two wishes are easy to implement and will be useful for