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[ubuntu] dpkg --version vs dpkg -l dpkg

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http://ubuntuforums.org – On an 11.04 (natty) install I've noticed this: Code: ~# dpkg --version Debian `dpkg' package management program version 1.15.8.10ubuntu1 (amd64). This is free software; see the GNU General Public License version 2 or later for copying conditions. There is NO warranty. ~# dpkg -l dpkg Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name                          Version      &nb (Hardware)