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DPKG::Parse::Status - Parse the "status" file

DPKG::Parse::Status(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation DPKG::Parse::Status(3pm)

NAME

DPKG::Parse::Status - Parse the "status" file

SYNOPSIS

    use DPKG::Parse::Status;
    my $status = DPKG::Parse::Status->new;
    while (my $entry = $status->next_package) {
        print $entry->package . " " . $entry->version . "\n";
    }
    my $postfix = $status->get_package('name' => 'postfix');
    my $postfix = $status->get_installed('name' => 'postfix');

DESCRIPTION

DPKG::Parse::Status parses a dpkg "status" file and turns each entry into a DPKG::Parse::Entry object. By default, it uses the Debian default location of "/var/lib/dpkg/status".
See DPKG::Parse for more information on the get_package and next_package methods.
See DPKG::Parse::Entry for more information on the entry objects.

METHODS

new('filename' => '/var/lib/dpkg/status')
Creates a new DPKG::Parse::Status object. By default, it tries to open /var/lib/dpkg/status.
parse
Calls DPKG::Parse::parse, and populates the "installed" accessor with a hash of packages whose "status" is "install ok installed".
get_installed('name' => 'postfix');
Returns a DPKG::Parse::Entry object for the given package, or undef if it's not found.

SEE ALSO

DPKG::Parse, DPKG::Parse::Entry

AUTHOR

Adam Jacob, "holoway@cpan.org"

LICENSE

This library is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.
2017-08-09 perl v5.26.0