Re: prevent "dpkg -l" from showing nonexisting packages
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:23:54 -0400
- From: kamaraju kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: prevent "dpkg -l" from showing nonexisting packages
On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat 11 Mar 2017 at 10:21:13 -0500, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
>> The output from "dpkg -l" is showing some packages that are not
>> present in the repositories I track.
> You are referring to the repositories you track now. What about those
> repositories you no longer track. (Does deb-multimedia ring any bells?)
You are right. I did add deb-multimedia at some point and then
commented it out now. Those packages may be lying around in my system
>> How to change this behaviour so
>> it only shows packages that are available in repositories?
> Impossible. 'dpkg -l' only shows packages which have files on the system.
> Perhaps you would like to reframe your query?
Let me rephrase my question. If "dpkg -l" cannot do it, is there some
other command that will only show packages from the current
If "dpkg -l" only shows packages which files on the system, what files
should I remove, so that packages such as flashplayer-mozilla will not
show up in its output? If there is no generic way of doing it, can I
do it just for just flashplayer-mozilla package?
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