Re: dpkg - the letter prefixes.. what do they mean
This isn't the official word.
first column = what to do
i = install
r = remove
p = purge
second column = actual state
i = installed
n = not installed
ii = installed and will stay installed
un = not installed and won't be
[rp]n = was installed but removed or purged
On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 11:40:44PM -0800, Harry Putnam wrote:
> dpkg -l '*desk*' shows a series of hits, all are preceded by
none of these are currently installed or marked by you as install
> dpkg -l 'gnome*' shows a number of things some are proceeded by
> ii and some by un.
> Where does on look to find out what these letters mean. I went thru
> man dpkg several times looking for some referrence. A grep with `ii'
> gets no hits. dpkg --help doesn't appear to make any mention.
try the dselect man page
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