Re: how to check whether a package has been installed
Martin Paraskevov wrote:
rpm lets you check whether a packege has been installed.
is this possible to do with apt-get or some other tool as well?
Here are a couple, not to mention the various GUIs:
rickmlinux:~# dpkg --get-selections|grep apt
rickmlinux:~# dpkg -s apt
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: APT Development Team <email@example.com>
Replaces: libapt-pkg-doc (<< 0.3.7), libapt-pkg-dev (<< 0.3.7)
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.4.1-3), libstdc++5 (>=
Suggests: aptitude | synaptic | gnome-apt | wajig, dpkg-dev, apt-doc
Description: Advanced front-end for dpkg
This is Debian's next generation front-end for the dpkg package manager.
It provides the apt-get utility and APT dselect method that provides a
simpler, safer way to install and upgrade packages.
APT features complete installation ordering, multiple source capability
and several other unique features, see the Users Guide in apt-doc.