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Re: volatile package list

Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
Where can one find the list of packages volatile supports ?

aptitude search ~Ovolatile.debian.net

Strictly speaking the . characters should be escaped with a backslash since the search term is a regular expression.

If you run 'apt-cache policy' you can see the list of all your apt sources along with a list of terms that you can use to search with. For example, my entry for volatile is:

 510 http://ftp.nl.debian.org sarge/volatile/main Packages
     release o=volatile.debian.net,a=stable,l=debian-volatile,c=main
     origin ftp.nl.debian.org

Note that aptitude's idea of 'origin' corresponds to the 'o=volatile.debian.net' string after 'release', *not* the string after 'origin'. Yes, this is confusing. :)

For more information about Aptitude search terms, install an aptitude-doc package and consult e.g., /usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/ch02s03.html.

Sam Morris

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