AptPkg::PkgRecords

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2018-11-03
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NAME

AptPkg::PkgRecords - APT package description class  

SYNOPSIS

use AptPkg::PkgRecords;  

DESCRIPTION

The AptPkg::PkgRecords module provides an interface to the parsed contents of package files.  

AptPkg::PkgRecords

The AptPkg::PkgRecords package Implements the APT pkgRecords class.

An instance of the AptPkg::PkgRecords class may be fetched using the "packages" method from an AptPkg::Cache object.

Methods

lookup(PACK)
Return a hash (or hash reference, depending on context) for the given package.

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".
 

SEE ALSO

AptPkg::Cache(3pm), AptPkg(3pm).  

AUTHOR

Brendan O'Dea <bod@debian.org>


 

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