Bug#249920: dpkg-query.8.gz: -l vs. -l \*
# severity so bug states are the same
severity 249920 normal
merge 249920 158753
On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 02:40, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> manpage says: -l | --list package-name-pattern ... List packages
> matching given pattern. If no package-name-pattern is
> given, list all packages in /var/lib/dpkg/available.
> Add an explanation of why
> $ dpkg-query -l|wc -l
> $ dpkg-query -l \*|wc -l
Very simply, because the manpage is incorrect. As was already pointed
out over 18 months ago in #158753.
Merging the two reports.