[pkg-kolab] A way to determine installed/available package versions?

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at kolabsys.com
Tue Jun 26 09:07:56 UTC 2012

Hi there,

In order to update [1] to be more like [2], I'm looking to port the attached 
script I use for the RPM/YUM based distributions into something that handles 
APT distributions as well.

[1] http://wiki.kolab.org/Native_Packages:Kolab_2.4_for_Debian_Squeeze
[2] http://wiki.kolab.org/Native_Packages:Kolab_2.4_for_Enterprise_Linux_6

I was thinking of using apt-cache policy <package>, but I was wondering if 
anybody knew of a better/easier way to query for package versions (the output 
of apt-cache policy is a little hard to parse).

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Systems Architect, Kolab Systems AG

e: vanmeeuwen at kolabsys.com
m: +44 74 2516 3817
w: http://www.kolabsys.com

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