[PlanetCCRMA] how can I list available packages?

Roman Katzer klangmeister@gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 06:54:01 2006

Hi all,

how can I list pacgakes available through apt?
There doesn't seem to be a command comparable to "yum list".

I was looking for the correct package name for X11 developer libraries
to use with apt-get. Turns out it's xorg-x11-devel, but how do I find
something like that _quickly_?


"Of course the people don't want war [...] that is understood. But
voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of
the leaders. That's easy. All you have to do is tell them they are
being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and
for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
(Hermann Goering)