A tool for installing, managing, and building packages. Also serves as a frontend to dpkg-deb and dpkg-query.
These actions are carried out by dpkg itself:
Update the record of available files kept in
information from pkgfile. This
information is used by dpkg and dselect to determine what
packages are available. With
must be a directory.
Search for partially installed packages and suggest how to get them working.
Remove existing information about what packages are available.
Accept commands passed on the file descriptor given by n. Note that any additional options set through this file descriptor or on the command line are not reset, but remain for other commands issued during the same session.
ver1 op ver2
Perform a binary comparison of two version numbers.
gt treat a missing version as
earlier. The operators
gt-nl treat a missing version as
nl is "not
later"). A third set of operators (
< << <= = >= >>
>) is provided for compatibility with
control-file syntax. dpkg returns zero for success
(i.e., the condition is satisfied) and nonzero
Reconfigure one or more unpacked
--pending is given instead of
packages, configure all packages that are unpacked but ...