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NAME

germinate-pkg-diffcompare seeds against currently installed packages

SYNOPSIS

germinate-pkg-diff [-l file] [-m {i|r|d}] [-a arch] [seeds]

DESCRIPTION

germinate-pkg-diff compares the expansion of a list of seed packages against the set of packages installed on the current system. When constructing seeds for a software distribution, it can be used to iteratively find packages installed on developers' systems that should be included in the seeds.
A list of seeds against which to compare may be supplied as non-option arguments. Seeds from which they inherit will be added automatically. The default is ‘desktop’.

OPTIONS

-l, --list file
Read the list of currently installed packages from file. The default is to read the output of dpkg --get-selections, and any supplied file should be in the same format.
-m, --mode {i|r|d}
Set the output mode as follows:
i
Show the dpkg selections needed to install just these seeds. List unseeded but installed files as “deinstall”, and seeded but uninstalled files as “install”.
r
List unseeded but installed files as “install”, and seeded but uninstalled files as “deinstall”.
d
Show the differences between the packages specified by the seeds and the list of installed packages, in a somewhat diff-like format.
-S, --seed-source source,...
Fetch seeds from the specified sources. The default is http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/seeds/.
-s, --seed-dist dist
Fetch seeds for distribution dist. The default is ubuntu.zesty.
-d, --dist dist,...
Operate on the specified distributions. The default is zesty. Listing multiple distributions may be useful, for example, when examining both a released distribution and its security updates.
-a, --arch arch
Operate on architecture arch. The default is i386.

BUGS

--mode r is useless as dpkg --set-selections input.

AUTHORS

Lamont Jones ⟨lamont@ubuntu.com⟩
Colin Watson ⟨cjwatson@canonical.com⟩
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July 18, 2007 Ubuntu