Re: not all packages showing up with "dpkg -l"?
Lazar Fleysher <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Maciej> Let me explain: of recent, I've noticed that for certain
>> Maciej> (few) packages if I do "dpkg -l foo" and it produces no
>> Maciej> matches/output, a subsequent "apt-get install foo" *WILL*
>> Maciej> find and install the desired package. So if this package
>> Maciej> exists, why isn't it listed in "dpkg -l foo"???
>Maybe it is because the name of the package is foo_16a, not foo
If you mean the version number, that isn't part of the package name, and
neither 'dpkg -l' nor apt-get thinks of it as such.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]