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dpkg-query --load-avail not working?

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 03:42:26PM -0400, Tong Sun wrote:
> If so, then somehow dpkg-query --load-avail is not working:
> $ dpkg-query --load-avail --list 'golang-github-*'
> dpkg-query: no packages found matching golang-github-*

It'll work if /var/lib/dpkg/available is being kept up to date, which
apt doesn't do by default.  You can use "dselect update" in place of
"apt update" to update the available file as well as doing the other
index-update tasks.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]