Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
AptPkg::PkgRecords - APT package description class
The AptPkg::PkgRecords module provides an interface to the parsed
contents of package files.
The AptPkg::PkgRecords package Implements the APT
An instance of the AptPkg::PkgRecords class may be fetched using the
"packages" method from an AptPkg::Cache object.
Return a hash (or hash reference, depending on context) for the given
PACK may either be an AptPkg::Cache::VerFile object, an
AptPkg::Cache::DescFile object or a package name.
The hash contains the following keys:
"FileName", "Checksum-FileSize", "MD5Hash", "SHA256", "SourcePkg",
"Maintainer", "ShortDesc", "LongDesc" and "Name".
with values taken from the packages or translation file.
Note that "LongDesc" is generally not useful for AptPkg::Cache::VerFile
objects, which refer to the Packages file, as these no longer contain the full
description (now in the Translation files).
If PACK is a package name, these additional values are set:
"Section" and "VerStr".
and the following values are overriden with the translated versions:
"ShortDesc" and "LongDesc".
Brendan O'Dea <firstname.lastname@example.org