[Aptitude-devel] feature request: show version of pkg in search result

U.Mutlu for-gmane at mutluit.com
Fri Jan 23 09:34:46 GMT 2015

Hi devs,
is it possible to output also the version (and architecture) of a pkg when 
doing a search?

For example this command shows the version of the installed pkg:

# dpkg -l | grep -i lxc
ii  lxc   1:1.0.6-6   amd64   Linux Containers userspace tools

But aptitude search unfortunately doesn't show any version number:

# aptitude -V -t testing search lxc
i   lxc    - Linux Containers userspace tools

Or did I miss a program switch?

Use case:
this is for manual checking if a newer version of the pkg is available at the 
remote repo.

Btw, to keep the standard output compatible, this new output format should 
maybe be done via a new program switch...


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