How to find uninstallable packages in apptiude?
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 05:08:40PM -0800, S D <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> Is there a way to get a list of uninstallable packages in aptitude? Something like "aptitude search ..." that would return a list of packages that were installed in the past but are currently uninstallable.
I'm not sure quite what you're looking for.
If you want a list of installed packages that have no candidate
version, run "aptitude search ?obsolete".
If you want a list of packages that have only configuration files
remaining and that have no candidate version, run
"aptitude search ?config-files?not(?version(CANDIDATE))".
If you want a list of packages that aren't installed and have no
available version, I'm not sure that's possible. You might try
"aptitude search ?not(?virtual)?not(?reverse-provides(?true))".
On my computer that returns nothing.
If you want a list of packages that cannot be installed, I'm sure
that's not possible.
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