This program updates the dpkg(8) available database with the data in
the apt(8) package database. This is required for grep-available(1)
and other similar programs to give up-to-date results.
The same functionality is available through dselect(8), when it is con-
figured to use apt(8) as its acquisition method. However, this program
does not require that dselect(8) is installed.
The program exits with status code 0 if all went well, and a non-zero
status code otherwise.
Output the name and version of the program onto standard output
--help Give a brief usage statement on the standard output stream.
TMPDIR The name of the directory where temporary files are created.
Default is /tmp.
The program and this manual page were written by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho
grep-available(1), apt(8), dpkg(8), dselect(8)
Debian Project 2005-07-11 SYNC-AVAILABLE(8)
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