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Old 08-22-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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What is the Package Search pattern Syntax for dpkg --list?

I have openssl-0.9.8 installed. However with
dpkg -l openssl
it displays only one package "openssl" (doesn't display the status of openssl-0.9.8). I tried different search pattern like
dpkg -l openssl*, dpkg -l openssl*.
, but the result still doesn't show the installed package openssl-0.9.8. However,
dpkg -l openssl-0.9.8
does show the package openssl-0.9.8 as installed.

Is my search pattern syntax wrong?

Old 08-23-2005, 12:17 AM   #2
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dpkg -s <packagename> ?
Old 08-23-2005, 03:29 AM   #3
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If I'm not sure of the exact packagename (hence the search pattern), the command below is not applicable. I'm trying to list out all the packages that has 'openssl' as part of the packagename (since I'm not sure of the version extension), however, I can't seem to find the right syntax for the search pattern (original post).

Would appreciate any help... Thanks !

Originally posted by AXO
dpkg -s <packagename> ?
Old 08-23-2005, 05:23 AM   #4
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Try: dpkg -l |grep openssl
or just: dpkg -l |grep ssl


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