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wajig large
2009-04-19 20:26:26
User: udim
Tags: Debian wajig

Requires the "wajig" package to be installed.

dlocate [ package | string ]
2009-04-19 20:19:06
User: udim
Tags: Debian

This is the fastest method to search the Debian package database.

Requires the dlocate package. The dlocate db updates periodically, but you may force an update with

# dlocate-update

dpkg -S /usr/bin/ls
2009-04-18 18:18:23
User: bwoodacre

'dpkg -S' just matches the string you supply it, so just using 'ls' as an argument matches any file from any package that has 'ls' anywhere in the filename. So usually it's a good idea to use an absolute path. You can see in the second example that 12 thousand files that are known to dpkg match the bare string 'ls'.

grep "install " /var/log/dpkg.log | awk '{print $4}' | xargs apt-get -y remove --purge
dpkg --get-selections > LIST_FILE
2009-03-28 17:45:29
User: cammarin

This command is useful when you want to install the same packages on another fresh OS install for example. To do that, use:

sudo dpkg --set-selections < LIST_FILE
function dpan () { PKG=`perl -e '$_=lc($ARGV[0]); s/::/-/g; print "lib$_-perl\n"' $1`; apt-get install $PKG; }
2009-03-12 15:39:38
User: dave0
Functions: install

Running 'cpan Module::Name' will install that module from CPAN. This is a simple way of using a similar command to install a packaged Perl module from a Debian archive using apt-get.

dpkg --compare-versions 1.0-2ubuntu5 lt 1.1-1~raphink3 && echo y || echo n
2009-02-28 18:01:59
User: raphink
Functions: echo
Tags: Debian Ubuntu

Compares two versions with dpkg. It is not always obvious what version dpkg/apt will consider to be more recent. Operators include the following :

* These treat an empty version as earlier than any version: lt le eq ne ge gt.

* These treat an empty version as later than any version: lt-nl le-nl ge-nl gt-nl.

* These are provided only for compatibility with control file syntax: < > >.

This command doesn't output anything. It only returns with status 0 or 1, hence the echo "y" || echo "n" to get an output.

dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
apt-cache dotty apache2 | dot -T png | display
2009-02-18 14:27:31
User: raphink
Functions: apt dot

Requires: imagemagick and graphviz

On Debian systems, displays a graph of package dependencies. Works also with other image formats, like svg :

apt-cache dotty bash | dot -T svg | display
update-alternatives --config java
2009-02-18 13:43:41
User: raphink
Tags: Debian Ubuntu

On Debian systems, choose which command provides java. Works for all alternatives listed in /etc/alternatives.