Viewing Information About a Package September 9, 2005Posted by Carthik in ubuntu.
Ever heard of a new package, and wanted to know more about the package without doing a websearch? which, I am afraid, is what I used to do 😉
Well, the way to do it is to fire up your terminal and type:
$sudo apt-cache show
For example, for the “WordPress” package, I get:
$ apt-cache show wordpress
Maintainer: Gabriel Rodríguez Alberich
Depends: httpd | apache, php4 | libapache2-mod-php4, php4-mysql, mysql-server (>= 4.0.20-8)
Description: a semantic personal publishing platform or weblog manager
WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected
personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under
the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog, as b2 development
WordPress’s features as a weblog include XHTML 1.1 compliant output,
support for the Trackback and Pingback standards, visitor’s comments,
password-protected posts, multiple authors, importing from other blog
applications, posting from e-mail and much more.