dose-outdated - detect uninstallable packages due to obsolete dependencies
[option] ... file
identifies in a debian package repository those packages
that are not installable with respect to that repository by the their
inter-package relationships (dependencies, conflicts, ...), and that
furthermore cannot become installable (in the current version) how matter how
the rest of the repository evolves. This means that this package has to be
updated in the repository to ever become installable again.
Input files have to contain stanzas in the format of deb-control
separated by one blank line. For instance, the Packages files as found on a
Debian mirror server, or in the directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
Debian system, are suitable as input. The repository used in the analysis
consists of the union of all packages from the input files.
The output of dose-outdated is in the YAML format.
- -f --failure
- Print the list of broken packages
- -e --explain
- Explain the results in more detail.
- Print a summary of broken packages.
- Dump to standard output in CUDF format the packages that
are internally generated and exit (mostly useful for debugging
- --checkonly package[,package] ...
- Specifies a list of packages to check. By default all
packages are checked. Takes a comma-separated list of package names, each
of them possibly with a version constraint, as argument.
Example: --checkonly "libc6 , 2ping (>= 1.2.3-1)"
- Enable info / warnings / debug messages. This option may be
repeated up to three times in order to increase verbosity.
- Display progress bars.
- -h, --help
- Display this list of options.
Exit codes 0-63 indicate a normal termination of the program, codes 64-127
indicate abnormal termination of the program (such as parse errors, I/O
dose-outdated -f -v /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.fr.debian.org_debian_dists_sid_main_binary-amd64_Packages
Pietro Abate and Ralf Treinen
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