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APT package description class.

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NAME AptPkg::PkgRecords - APT package description class
SYNOPSIS use AptPkg::PkgRecords;
DESCRIPTION The AptPkg::PkgRecords module provides an interface to the parsed contents of package files. AptPkg::PkgRecords The AptPkg::PkgRecords package Implements the APT pkgRecords class. An instance of the AptPkg::PkgRecords class may be fetched using the "packages" method from an AptPkg::Cache object. Methods lookup(PACK) Return a hash (or hash reference, depending on context) for the given package. PACK may either be an AptPkg::Cache::VerFile object, an AptPkg::Cache::DescFile object or a package name. The hash contains the following keys: "FileName", "MD5Hash", "SourcePkg", "Maintainer", "ShortDesc", "LongDesc" and "Name". with values taken from the packages or translation file. Note that "LongDesc" is generally not useful for AptPkg::Cache::VerFile objects, which refer to the Packages file, as these no longer contain the full description (now in the Translation files). If PACK is a package name, these additional values are set: "Section" and "VerStr". and the following values are overriden with the translated versions: "ShortDesc" and "LongDesc".
SEE ALSO AptPkg::Cache(3pm), AptPkg(3pm).
AUTHOR Brendan O'Dea <>
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