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sync-available - sync dpkg's available database with apt's database

SYNC-AVAILABLE(8) Debian administrator's manual SYNC-AVAILABLE(8)

NAME

sync-available - sync dpkg's available database with apt's database

SYNOPSIS

sync-available
 
sync-available --version
 
sync-available --help

DESCRIPTION

This program updates the dpkg(8) available database with the data in the apt(8) package database. This is required for grep-available(1) and other similar programs to give up-to-date results.
The same functionality is available through dselect(8), when it is configured to use apt(8) as its acquisition method. However, this program does not require that dselect(8) is installed.

EXIT STATUS

The program exits with status code 0 if all went well, and a non-zero status code otherwise.

OPTIONS

--version
Output the name and version of the program onto standard output stream.
--help
Give a brief usage statement on the standard output stream.

ENVIRONMENT

TMPDIR
The name of the directory where temporary files are created. Default is /tmp.

AUTHOR

The program and this manual page were written by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>.

SEE ALSO

grep-available(1), apt(8), dpkg(8), dselect(8)
2005-07-11 Debian Project