[clug] apt naming convention

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
Wed Jan 10 23:44:36 GMT 2007

On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 10:50:01AM +1100, Drew Parsons wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 10:25 +1100, Chris Smart wrote:
> >> Etch already has Apace 2.2.3, happily.
>> Ok I got it.. apt-get doesn't tell me the versions, I need to use
>> apt-cache showpkg apache2 and that tells me. Now I'm with it! :) Feel much
>> more comfortable now.

> dpkg -l gives versions too, albeit without epochs.  You can also find
> the version in the topmost entry
> in /usr/share/doc/<package>/changelog.Debian.gz

And apt-cache policy will show you the versions available in the
various repositories you've added. apt-cache madison will show
you the version in _each_ repository you've added.

Useful if you think one of your source mirrors isn't updating.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
On-hiatus Asian Studies student, ANU
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