How to display installed packages in -proposed?

Asked by Rolf Leggewie on 2014-03-06

I like to help out with SRU verification and have thus enabled the -proposed repositories. To not mess up my system, I've pinned anything from that pocket to a low value to prevent automatic installs.

+-- [ /etc/apt/preferences ]
| ## PIN by release ##
| Package: *
| Pin: release a=*-proposed
| Pin-Priority: 98

Now, I'd like to have a command that I can check from time to time to see available candidates in the -proposed queue that I can install and test. How?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

I have never tried that myself, but maybe it is possibble to achieve that with a command like

apt-get --simulate --target-release releasename-proposed dist-upgrade

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Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) said :

I believe that "aptitude search ~i~Atrusty-proposed" might do just that.

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Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) said :

Yes, "aptitude search ~i~Atrusty-proposed" seems to do the trick.