Howto apt-get or dpkg info on an uninstalled pkg?

Larry Alkoff labradley at
Sun May 6 20:55:30 UTC 2007

How can I use apt-get or dpkg to get information on an uninstalled package?

I have tried
dpkg -s package
but it only works on _already_ installed packages.

Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Linux

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