On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 08:12:22PM +0100, RW wrote: > On Wednesday 20 September 2006 19:45, Andrew Gould wrote: > > pkg_info provides a nice listing of package names that > > include version numbers. I'd like to have a list of > > the names without the version numbers so that I can > > write a script to install the newer versions after a > > clean installation. > > > > Looking at the package names, I'm having a hard time > > coming up with an algorithm for separating the package > > names from the version numbers. Many package names > > have dashes (postgresql-server), and some have letters > > in the version numbers (libid3tag-0.15.1b). > > > > Does anyone have a good way of separating the package > > names from the version numbers? > > > > Is there a better way of identifying and installing a > > set of packages after a clean installation? > > What you actually want is the origins, pkg_info -oq "*" will give you that.
Or look up the package name in the INDEX file. Kris
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