[oclug] General Debian questions from a Redhat guy.
bart-oclug at jukie.net
Sun Aug 11 15:49:08 EDT 2002
* Kevin Everets <flynn at engsoc.queensu.ca> [020811 14:45]:
> As others will likely note, there is an apt-rpm available so RPM users
> can share in the apt goodness.
Very good point Kevin.
I will append my plug to this one. I run a Redhat 7.2/7.3, updates, and
Ximian apt-get site for RPM users. Check out
> > 3) What tool is used as the equiv of the 'rpm -q' and 'rpm -V' commands?
> > (Querying and verifying installed packages)
> "dpkg -l" will give a list of installed packages, "dpkg -L packagname"
> will list files in a (installed) package, "dpkg -S filename" will
> search for packages that contain a particular file, "apt-cache search"
> and "apt-cache show" are also invaluable. Not sure what verifying
> installed packages means, though.
Verifying a package, in the rpm world, means to test the checksums on
the files installed with the rpm for modifications. I am sure dpkg has
a similar tool.
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