Hi, If I have different package sources, How can find out what repository a certain package comes from? How can I list the packages coming from a certain repository? I'm asking because I think a repository contains a package that I want, but 'apt-cache search' still shows nothing (having added it to apt source list and done update).
I think you need 'apt-cache policy': $ apt-cache policy xpdf xpdf: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1.00-3.2 Version Table: 1.00-3.2 0 500 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages 1.00-3.1 0 500 http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Packages This indicates that xpdf is not installed and the available versions are 1.00-3.1 (from Debian main) and 1.00-3.2 (from Debian security main). If one were installed, its version number would be followed by ***. I hope this helps. -Roberto -- Roberto Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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