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DEB-WHY-REMOVED(1) DEB-WHY-REMOVED(1)

NAME

deb-why-removed - shows the reason a package was removed from the archive

SYNOPSIS

deb-why-removed [option...] package...

DESCRIPTION

This program will download the removals metadata from the archive, search and print the entries within for a source or binary package name match.

OPTIONS

-u, --url URL
URL to the archive removals deb822-formatted file list. This can be either an actual URL (https://, http://, file://), an pathname or an origin name. Currently the only origin name known is debian.
--no-refresh
Do not refresh the cached removals file even if there is a newer version in the archive.
-h, -?, --help
Show a help message and exit.
--version
Show the program version.

FILES

cachedir/devscripts/deb-why-removed/
This directory contains the cached removal files downloaded from the archive. cachedir will be either $XDG_CACHE_HOME or if that is not defined $HOME/.cache/.

SEE ALSO

<https://ftp-master.debian.org/#removed>
2019-10-17 Debian Utilities