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Re: Aptitude, apt-get, security-updates

On (18/09/05 12:26), Simo Kauppi wrote:
> Is there an easy way to search for packages which are installed and have
> more than one version available to see which version is currently
> installed?
> The reason for asking is that I just accidentally noticed that
> php4-common, libapache2-mod-php4 and php4-mysql had a newer version in
> security-updates but they had not been automatically upgraded. Manually
> installing the newer versions of those had no problems.
> I would like to find out if I have more packages which would have a
> newer version available but haven't been upgraded.
> I'm using Debian etch AMD64.

dpkg -l | grep ii

will show everything installed on your system

apt-cache search <package> [or part name]

will show you available packages

See man dpkg and man apt-cache

If you using aptitude, and you run update then upgrade, it will normally
install the latest package version available



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