apt-show-versions - lists available package versions with distribution

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name apt-show-versions
Package version 0.22.4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 169 B
Download size 34.46 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
apt-show-versions parses the dpkg status file and the APT lists for
the installed and available package versions and distribution and
shows upgrade options within the specific distribution of the selected
This is really useful if you have a mixed stable/testing environment
and want to list all packages which are from testing and can be
upgraded in testing.


Package Version Architecture Repository
apt-show-versions_0.22.4_all.deb 0.22.4 all Debian Main
apt-show-versions - - -


Name Value
apt -
libapt-pkg-perl >= 0.1.21
libstorable-perl -
perl -
perl-5.004 -
perl-5.005 -


Type URL
Binary Package apt-show-versions_0.22.4_all.deb
Source Package apt-show-versions

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install apt-show-versions deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install apt-show-versions




2014-08-28 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.22.4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Christoph Martin ]
* fix "keys on reference is experimental" Warning with perl 5.20
(closes: #758287)
* fix bash completion to complete to all packages (not only installed )
(closes: #664474)
* change code example to use grep instead of fgrep (closes: #732379)
* update German translation (closes: #733662)
* add Portuguese translation (closes: #733765)
2013-09-30 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.22.3) unstable; urgency=low
* fix =item usage in .pod documentation to follow pod2man change
(closes: #724091)
2013-08-27 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.22.2) unstable; urgency=low
* fix display for not installed packages (thanks to Greg Klanderman
<gak@klanderman.net>) (closes: #715314)
2013-07-02 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.22.1) unstable; urgency=low
* fix postinst for new installs (closes: #714563)
2013-06-21 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.22) unstable; urgency=low
* fix postinst to not fail if old cache files are absent (closes:
2013-06-21 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.21) unstable; urgency=low
* add support for multiarch (Closes: #696655) thanks to
Greg Klanderman <gak@klanderman.net>
* fix storable byteorder problem (Closes: #626867)
* fix bash completion (Closes: #680663)
* debian/NEWS: added about multiarch
* explicitly set umask to 0022 in postinstall to assure readable cache
files (Closes: #706083)
* change ordering of fields to consistently show version is second
column (Closes: #611435)
* add $misc:Depends to control
* conform to standards version 3.9.3 (no changes)
2012-10-26 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.20) unstable; urgency=low
* fix race condition in parallel build mode. (Closes: #689681)
* add stable-updates testing-proposed-updates and testing-updates to
list of official suites
2012-10-02 - Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>
apt-show-versions (0.19+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add an apt hook to update the apt cache (Closes: #685439)
* Add experimental to the list of official suites
2012-08-24 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.19) unstable; urgency=low
* add homepage url to contol file (closes: #617856)
* add Slovak translation (sk) (closes: #677483)
* update German translation (de) (closes: #677652)
* add Danish translation (dk) (closes: #677719)
* update Frensh translation (fr) (closes: #678397)
* add Galician translation (gl) (closes: #678663)
* update Spanish translation (es) (closes: #678892)
* add Italian translation (it) (closes: #679159)
2012-06-12 - Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
apt-show-versions (0.18) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bug which caused squeeze-updates and squeeze to mask each other
(closes: #623252)
* Clarify documentation (closes: #633860, #611433)

See Also

Package Description
apt-src_0.25.1-0.2_all.deb manage Debian source packages
apt-transport-https_1. https download transport for APT
apt-transport-spacewalk_1.0.6-4.1_all.deb APT transport for communicating with Spacewalk servers
apt-transport-tor_0.2.1-1_amd64.deb APT transport for anonymous package downloads via Tor
apt-utils_1. package management related utility programs
apt-venv_1.0.0-1_all.deb apt virtual environment
apt-xapian-index_0.47+deb8u1_all.deb maintenance and search tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
apt_1. commandline package manager
aptdaemon-data_1.1.1-4+deb8u1_all.deb data files for clients
aptdaemon_1.1.1-4+deb8u1_all.deb transaction based package management service
aptfs_0+git201108031956-38fb8dc-3_all.deb FUSE filesystem for APT source repositories
apticron_1.1.57_all.deb Simple tool to mail about pending package updates
aptitude-common_0.6.11-1_all.deb architecture independent files for the aptitude package manager
aptitude-doc-cs_0.6.11-1_all.deb Czech manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
aptitude-doc-en_0.6.11-1_all.deb English manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager