RMADISON(1)                                                        RMADISON(1)

       rmadison -- Remotely query the Debian archive database about packages

       rmadison [OPTIONS] PACKAGE ...

       dak ls queries the Debian archive database ("projectb") and displays
       which package version is registered per architecture/component/suite.
       The CGI at https://qa.debian.org/madison.php provides that service
       without requiring SSH access to ftp-master.debian.org or the mirror on
       mirror.ftp-master.debian.org. This script, rmadison, is a command line
       frontend to this CGI.

       -a, --architecture=ARCH
           only show info for ARCH(s)

       -b, --binary-type=TYPE
           only show info for binary TYPE

       -c, --component=COMPONENT
           only show info for COMPONENT(s)

       -g, --greaterorequal
           show buildd 'dep-wait pkg >= {highest version}' info

       -G, --greaterthan
           show buildd 'dep-wait pkg >> {highest version}' info

       -h, --help
           show this help and exit

       -s, --suite=SUITE
           only show info for this suite

       -r, --regex
           treat PACKAGE as a regex

           Note: Since -r can easily DoS the database ("-r ."), this option is
           not supported by the CGI on qa.debian.org and most other

       -S, --source-and-binary
           show info for the binary children of source pkgs

       -t, --time
           show projectb snapshot and reload time (not supported by all

       -u, --url=URL[,URL ...]
           use URL for the query. Supported shorthands are
            debian https://api.ftp-master.debian.org/madison
            new https://api.ftp-master.debian.org/madison?s=new
            qa https://qa.debian.org/madison.php
            ubuntu http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/madison.cgi
            udd https://qa.debian.org/cgi-bin/madison.cgi

           See the RMADISON_URL_MAP_ variable below for a method to add new

           show version and exit

       --no-conf, --noconf
           don't read the devscripts configuration files

       ARCH, COMPONENT and SUITE can be comma (or space) separated lists, e.g.

       The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are
       sourced by a shell in that order to set configuration variables.
       Command line options can be used to override configuration file
       settings. Environment variable settings are ignored for this purpose.
       The currently recognised variables are:

           Add an entry to the set of shorthand URLs listed above. SHORTHAND
           should be replaced with the shorthand form to be used to refer to

           Multiple shorthand entries may be specified by using multiple
           RMADISON_URL_MAP_* variables.

           Set the default URL to use unless overridden by a command line
           option.  For Debian this defaults to debian. For Ubuntu this
           defaults to ubuntu.

           Set the default architecture to use unless overridden by a command
           line option.  To run an unrestricted query when
           RMADISON_ARCHITECTURE is set, use --architecture='*'.

           Use the specified CA file instead of the default CA bundle for
           curl/wget, passed as --cacert to curl, and as --ca-certificate to

           Use the specified CA directory instead of the default CA bundle for
           curl/wget, passed as --capath to curl, and as --ca-directory to

       dak ls was formerly called madison.

       The protocol used by rmadison is fairly simple, the CGI accepts query
       the parameters a, b, c, g, G, r, s, S, t, and package. The parameter
       text is passed to enable plain-text output.

       dak(1), madison-lite(1)

       rmadison and https://qa.debian.org/madison.php were written by
       Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>. dak was written by James Troup
       <james@nocrew.org>, Anthony Towns <ajt@debian.org>, and others.

Debian Utilities                  2018-07-05                       RMADISON(1)
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