On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 06:32:39AM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Just thought of something, would: "aptitude search '?new' '?uninstalled'"
> show the new packages that aren't yet on the system?
I think that, if you've installed a package, it's no longer counted as
new. Additionally, you can configure aptitude with regards to what it
considers new (i.e. new packages since the last download or new packages
Sadly, "?uninstalled" isn't a proper search term. See
for the gory details, but for uninstalled you probably need
> On Wed, 4 Jul 2012, Darac Marjal wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 12:47:33AM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > > One thing I read as the end result of some update operations is a certain
> > > number of new. I take it to mean new packages if I'm correct. What I'd
> > > like to know is if any utility exists that can tell me the names of the
> > > new packages. If I can get that much information, I can probably use
> > > apt-cache to read the package descriptions for the new packages.
> > One way to find this out is to start aptitude in it's Curses-UI mode
> > (just run aptitude with no arguments). You will be shown a window with
> > two panes, top and bottom. In the top pane, the bar-cursor is in a tree
> > structure. The first branch of that tree probably reads "New Packages
> > (nnn)". Press return and the tree will expand that branch to show some
> > categories (admin, database, devel etc). Move down onto one of these and
> > press return again; you'll get a list of components (main, contrib,
> > non-free, etc). Open one of these and you'll see the list of packages in
> > that component for that category. Repeat as desired.
> > Alternatively, simply enter "aptitude search '?new'" at a prompt.
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