Searching for package information on Debian and Ubuntu systems
Posted by: miksuh
on October 30, 2008 01:41 PM
By the way. Synaptic is not quite as limited as you think. It can show lots of the same package information as apt-cache.
You can search from both package names and descriptions. When you see the search results, click interesting package using right mouse button and select Properties.from the popup menu Package properties window now opens and you can see package dependencies, suggested packages, conflicts, which packages deopend on this package etc.
Ofcourse Synaptic is wery limited when compared to Debian Package Search, which I mentioned in my previous message. But you can do basic searches using Synaptic too.
[Modified by: miksuh on October 30, 2008 02:09 PM]