deb-why-removed man page

deb-why-removed ā€” shows the reason a package was removed from the archive

Synopsis

deb-why-removed [option...] package...

Description

This program will download the removals metadata from the archive, search and print the entries within for a source or binary package name match.

Options

-u, --url URL

URL to the archive removals deb822-formatted file list. This can be either an actual URL (https://, http://, file://), an pathname or an origin name. Currently the only origin name known is debian.

--no-refresh

Do not refresh the cached removals file even if there is a newer version in the archive.

-h, -?, --help

Show a help message and exit.

--version

Show the program version.

Files

cachedir/devscripts/deb-why-removed/

This directory contains the cached removal files downloaded from the archive. cachedir will be either $XDG_CACHE_HOME or if that is not defined $HOME/.cache/.

See Also

<https://ftp-master.debian.org/#removed>

Info

2019-10-17 Debian Utilities