Re: Debian Questions on apt-get
On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 10:05:16AM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On 20110611_074343, Lisi wrote:
> > On Saturday 11 June 2011 00:41:10 Rob Owens wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 08:21:41AM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> > > > packages. I'm actually looking for a simple comand line entry for apt
> > > > to list all the available packages for a system, rather than directly
> > > > parsing /var/lib/dpkg/available, but this is not it.
> > >
> > > Does this do what you want?
> > >
> > > aptitude search '!~i'
> > This gave me a list of packages that I do not have installed. Surely "!"
> > equals "not"?
> > aptitude search '~i' , on the other hand, gave me a long list of things that I
> > have got installed.
> > Lisi
> "Available" can mean available from a Debian managed repository, which
> probably includes all the installed packages on your machine and all
> that you have not installed as well. To get the complete list use '~T'
> OT: while checking my memory on this, I noticed a plaintive question
> from 2007 about the "Aptitude Reference Manual" which seemed to be
> mentioned in Debian documentation but seemed not to exist. My quick
> search indicates that this situation still exists in 2011. The
> aptitude man page references 'Aptitude Reference Manual' but I get no
> hits for that string while searching www.debian.org, or googling the
> general web (other than questions about where to find it, over the years).
> I did find
> which contains a long list of aptitude regex formulae.
I found this: