Commands tagged dpkg (55)

  • Recently in Debian Wheezy the dpkg command refuses to work with wildcards, so this is the one-liner alternative. (alternative to #13614)


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    sudo dpkg -P $(dpkg -l yourPkgName* | awk '$2 ~ /yourPkgName.*/ && $1 ~ /.i/ {print $2}')
    wejn · 2014-08-06 22:40:32 1
  • Same as 7272 but that one was too dangerous so i added -P to prompt users to continue or cancel Note the double space: "...^ii␣␣linux-image-2..." Like 5813, but fixes two bugs: [1]This leaves the meta-packages 'linux-headers-generic' and 'linux-image-generic' alone so that automatic upgrades work correctly in the future. [2]Kernels newer than the currently running one are left alone (this can happen if you didn't reboot after installing a new kernel).


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    sudo aptitude remove -P $(dpkg -l|awk '/^ii linux-image-2/{print $2}'|sed 's/linux-image-//'|awk -v v=`uname -r` 'v>$0'|sed 's/-generic//'|awk '{printf("linux-headers-%s\nlinux-headers-%s-generic\nlinux-image-%s-generic\n",$0,$0,$0)}')
    Bonster · 2011-04-25 05:19:57 0
  • Uses dpkg -S or apt-file to find the file you want and shows results in various ways. Available at https://github.com/Pipeliner/configs/blob/master/bin/pacof pacof -xp 'bin/[^/]*mixer' alsamixergui alsa-tools-gui alsa-utils ... Show Sample Output


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    pacof -e rlogin
    pipeliner · 2011-11-04 13:17:04 1
  • Use the hold space to preserve lines until data is needed.


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    sed -ne '/^Package: \(.*\)/{s//\1/;h;};/^Installed-Size: \(.*\)/{s//\1/;G;s/\n/ /;p;}' /var/lib/dpkg/status | sort -rn
    arcege · 2009-10-19 19:01:17 0
  • Useful for removes a package and its depends, for example to remove the gnome desktop environment, also configuration files will be removed, you should be carefully and sure that you want to do this. Show Sample Output


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    sudo apt-get remove --purge `dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' | grep gnome` && apt-get autoremove
    kelevra · 2009-04-28 10:34:42 7
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