DPKG::Parse::Status(3) Parse the status file


use DPKG::Parse::Status;
my $status = DPKG::Parse::Status->new;
while (my $entry = $status->next_package) {
print $entry->package . " " . $entry->version . "\n";
my $postfix = $status->get_package('name' => 'postfix');
my $postfix = $status->get_installed('name' => 'postfix');


DPKG::Parse::Status parses a dpkg ``status'' file and turns each entry into a DPKG::Parse::Entry object. By default, it uses the Debian default location of ``/var/lib/dpkg/status''.

See DPKG::Parse for more information on the get_package and next_package methods.

See DPKG::Parse::Entry for more information on the entry objects.


new('filename' => '/var/lib/dpkg/status')
Creates a new DPKG::Parse::Status object. By default, it tries to open /var/lib/dpkg/status.
Calls DPKG::Parse::parse, and populates the ``installed'' accessor with a hash of packages whose ``status'' is ``install ok installed''.
get_installed('name' => 'postfix');
Returns a DPKG::Parse::Entry object for the given package, or undef if it's not found.


Adam Jacob, "[email protected]"


This library is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.