Show the meta information on a package (dependency , statuts ..) on debian derivative distro

apt-cache show Your_package
Sample Output
[email protected]:~/Bureau$ apt-cache show peertv-beta-2.0.0 
Package: peertv-beta-2.0.0
Status: install ok installed
Priority: extra
Section: unknown
Installed-Size: 708
Maintainer: cartes <[email protected]>
Architecture: i386
Version: 009-1
Depends: phonon-backend-xine, libc6 (>= 2.4), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libphonon4 (>> 4:4.3.1), libqt4-network (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqt4-webkit (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqt4-xml (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqtcore4 (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libqtgui4 (>= 4.5.0~+rc1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.2.1), phonon (>> 4:4.3.1)
Description: Peertv
 Logiciel de visualisation de Webtv
Homepage: <insert the upstream URL, if relevant>

By: eastwind
2009-12-06 14:50:34

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