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Manual Reference Pages  - AptPkg::PkgRecords (3pm)

NAME

AptPkg::PkgRecords - APT package description class

CONTENTS

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, or a package name.

The hash contains the following keys:

  FileName, MD5Hash, SourcePkg, Maintainer, ShortDesc, LongDesc and Name.

with values taken from the packages file. If PACK is a package name, these additional values are set:

  Section and VerStr.

SEE ALSO

AptPkg::Cache(3pm), AptPkg(3pm).

AUTHOR

Brendan O’Dea <bod@debian.org>


perl v5.14.2 AptPkg::PkgRecords (3pm) 2012-03-16
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