List of packages from certain repo

Johan Ramm-Ericson ubuntu at
Tue Dec 19 07:35:04 UTC 2006

On Tue, December 19, 2006 06:46, John L Fjellstad wrote:
> Jeroen van de Nieuwenhof <lists at> writes:
>> It's a bit strange that programs like apt aptitude and synaptic can't
>> complete a simple task like this.
> I'm not sure it's that simple, because the information (AFAIK) is just
> not there.  Once a package is installed, the system doesn't keep track
> of where the package came from.

Hhhmm - interesting problem - I think it could be done because :

apt-cache show <pkgname> | grep -i section


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