To which version will Aptitude update?

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jul 20 17:56:25 UTC 2011

On 07/20/2011 10:39 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I see that there is an update to Thunderbird, but to avoid breaking
> vital extensions I am wary about updating. How can I tell to which
> version Thunderbird will be updated? Thanks!
> ✈demios:~$ aptitude show thunderbird
> Package: thunderbird
> State: installed
> Automatically installed: no
> Version: 3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
> Priority: optional
$ apt-cache policy thunderbird

That last will show you the installed version and the 'Candidate' version.

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