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Re: How to list packages in various priorities or sections

Quoting Mike Viau on 2010-04-05 17:14:42:
> Thanks for the tip. I noticed ~p works with all but the essential
> priority for some reason.

'Essential' isn't a priority, per Policy 2.5 [1] Rather, Essential is a
control file field; Policy 3.8 [2] and 5.6.9 [3]. To select Essential
packages, use the search term '~E' [4].

DOC=/usr/share/doc/ #because these paths are long

[1] $DOC/debian-policy/policy.html/ch-archive.html#s-priorities
[2] $DOC/debian-policy/policy.html/ch-binary.html#s3.8
[3] $DOC/debian-policy/policy.html/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-Essential
[4] $DOC/aptitude/README lines 2902-2904

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