|MADISON-LITE(1)||General Commands Manual||MADISON-LITE(1)|
display versions of Debian packages in an
madison-lite inspects a local Debian
package archive and displays the versions of the given packages found in
each suite (for example,
unstable) in a brief but easily human-readable form.
It aims to be a drop-in replacement for the
utility (since renamed to
dak ls), from the
dak archive management suite that runs on the
central Debian archive systems, but one which can run without access to the
archive's SQL database.
The following options are available:
- Read configuration from file, and ignore the system configuration file (see CONFIGURATION below).
- Quick configuration: use directory as the top level of the Debian mirror.
- Normally, parts of the Packages and Sources files in the archive are cached in ~/.madison-lite/cache for speed. This option disables that behaviour.
- Force caches of Packages and Sources files to be updated.
- Interpret package as a source package name, and display versions of any associated binary packages as well as of the source package.
- Interpret package as a Perl regular expression anchored at the start of the package name rather than as an exact name. Make sure to quote any shell metacharacters such as ‘*’ or ‘?’ if necessary.
- Display only entries for packages built for these architectures. Separate multiple architectures with commas or spaces.
- Display only entries in the given components. Separate multiple components with commas or spaces.
- Display only entries in the given suites. Separate multiple suites with commas or spaces.
madison-lite reads configuration
information from the file named by
or, if that is not supplied, from the first of
/etc/madison-lite/config that exists.
The following configuration directives are recognized:
- Set the top-level directory of the local Debian mirror. Relative
directories in the
suitedirective are interpreted relative to this directory. Defaults to the current directory.
suitename directory [component [...]]
- Defines the suite name based at
directory, containing the specified components
(defaulting to all subdirectories of directory).
Output is displayed following the order of
suitedirectives in the configuration file. If no
suitedirectives are present, then every subdirectory of the dists directory under mirror is treated as a suite, with all of their subdirectories as components.
The Debian archive is structured such that the subdirectories of each suite directory identify components (such as main). Each of those in turn has subdirectories for each architecture (binary-i386, and so on), each of which contains any or all of Packages, Packages.gz, Packages.bz2, and Packages.xz files listing binary packages; it also has a subdirectory called source which contains any or all of Sources, Sources.gz, Sources.bz2, and Sources.xz files listing source packages.
The configuration file may contain comment lines, which start with a ‘#’ character.
Show versions of the
$ madison-lite coreutils
Show versions of all binary packages on
powerpc produced by the
glibc source package:
$ madison-lite -S -a powerpc glibc
Show versions of all packages in the
unstable suite whose names begin with
$ madison-lite -s unstable -r 'man.*'
An example configuration file for a simple local mirror:
mirror /mirror/debian suite unstable dists/unstable main suite unstable-non-US non-US/dists/unstable non-US/main
madison-lite was written by
Colin Watson ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩.
The interface mirrors that of
madison (since renamed
dak ls), written by James
|August 1, 2007||Debian|