How to find Cached Packages using APT

Posted on 6:59 PM by Bharathvn

$ apt-cache search picasa
picasa - Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC.

You can also ask APT to show info about this Picasa package:

$ apt-cache show picasa
Package: picasa
Version: 2.2.2820-5
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Just how much extra software will Picasa require to be updated? Check for dependencies with the following:

$ apt-cache depends picasa
picasa
Depends: libc6