Detailed information about ubuntu packages

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Wed Jan 19 21:38:02 UTC 2011

On 11-01-19 04:36 PM, Christopher Stolzenberg wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a similar command like rpm-qi package_name in Ubuntu Server?

    $ apt-cache show package

This is how you would do it.  Assuming you have an actual .deb you want
to inspect, you would rather:

    $ dpkg --info package.deb

Etienne Goyer
Technical Account Manager - Canonical Ltd
Ubuntu Certified Instructor   -    LPIC-3

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