Lets say I am writing code and I decided I want a certain package, but I don't know rather the repos I have setup have that package, or which version of the package they may have. Is there a quick way to scan every repo in my settings.xml code for a package I want via some command line tool?
I am creating a package that needs to depend on a package if another is installed, but needs a different dependency if no such package is installed. Is that possible using just the control file of the .deb, or are other tools needed? This package is actually meant for Ubuntu, so any tools unavailable in Ubuntu repositories can't be used.
I recently upgraded from Statler to Waldorf (and Wheezy) by changing my sources.list (and apt.conf and preferences) to the appropriated repos and doing a dist-upgrade. My network-manager (and the clipboard manager) now shows empty boxes instead of actual text. Everything else (xchat, the volume thing, and transmission) in the taskbar work fine.