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lvu - query/view lunar package management information


lvu alien|leafs|orphans|pam

lvu cd|what|where|website|sources|urls|maintainer|version $MODULE

lvu compile|compiler|links|install|sum|md5sum $MODULE

lvu export|import [snapshot]

lvu moonbase|html|updatelog|activity

lvu search "phrase"

lvu service port|acronym

lvu newer|older <yyyymmdd>

lvu from <path/file>

lvu installed $MODULE

lvu held|exiled|expired

lvu section [section]

lvu voyeur [delay or $MODULE

lvu depends $MODULE

lvu tree $MODULE

lvu eert $MODULE

lvu size $MODULE

lvu submit|edit|unedit [module] lvu $MODULE_SCRIPT $MODULE


lvu(1) is Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Terry Chan with portions copyrighted by previous authors 2001-2002 lvu(1) also contains material which is Copyright (C) Lunar-Linux team.


lvu is part of the lunar source-based package management suite. It is a general purpose command-line tool for displaying package logs, version information, checking for installed packages, checksums, message digests, maintainer information, package URL information, displaying new packages, untracked files, sections, searching for files that are installed, finding when modules were created and packages in the software catalogue. It can even take and retrieve snapshots of currently installed packages for easy duplication.


find and display all files which are not currently tracked by the lunar package management system</dd>


displays installed $MODULEs that have no explicit dependencies on them orphans or displays installed $MODULEs that are missing required dependencies</dd>


display $MODULEs installed that are pam aware</dd>

cd $MODULE</dt>

changes current directory to the given $MODULE and execs a new shell</dd>

what $MODULE</dt>

view the long package description</dd>

where $MODULE</dt>

display the section a $MODULE belongs to</dd>

website $MODULE</dt>

display the URL for the specified $MODULE</dd>

sources $MODULE</dt>

list all source files contained in a $MODULE</dd>

urls $MODULE</dt>

list all URLs for a $MODULE</dd>

maintainer $MODULE</dt>

display the email address of the person currently responsible for maintaining a specified $MODULE</dd>

version $MODULE</dt>

display version of $MODULE in moonbase</dd>

compile $MODULE</dt>

show the compiler output generated when the $MODULE was built</dd>

compiler $MODULE</dt>
display the version of compiler used for creating the ELF files in $MODULEs</dd>

links $MODULE</dt>

display the $MODULEs that this $MODULE's ELF binary files actually links to</dd>

install $MODULE</dt>

used to determine what files were installed by a $MODULE and where those files are located</dd>


display held $MODULEs</dd>


display exiled $MODULEs</dd>


display a list of $MODULEs which will be updated by a `lunar renew`</dd>

sum $MODULE</dt>

print CRC checksums for $MODULEs(s). If no $MODULE is given it defaults to all.</dd>

md5sum $MODULE</dt>

print $MODULE MD5 message digests (fingerprints). If no $MODULE is given it default to all</dd>


take a snapshot of all $MODULEs currently installed</dd>

import snapshot</dt>

restore the snapshot from a previous lvu export command (see the export option)</dd>


prints the entire moonbase</dd>


prints the entire moonbase in a nice html format</dd>


view summary log of previous lunar update</dd>


view the main lunar activity log</dd>

search "phrase"</dt>

Searches $MODULEs long descriptions for phrase</dd>

service port|acronym</dt>

displays $MODULEs that provide the given service port|acronym</dd>

newer date</dt>

print packages that are newer than a specified date. the date must be specified in the 'yyyymmdd' format, where y=year, m=month, and d=day</dd>

older date</dt>

print packages that are older than a specified date. the date must be specified in the 'yyyymmdd' format, where y=year, m=month, and d=day</dd>

from <path/>file</dt>

find out what $MODULE has $PATH/file installed</dd>

installed $MODULE</dt>

view all installed packages and corresponding version numbers or check to see whether a particular package is installed and if it is installed display its version number</dd>

section $MODULE</dt>

view a list of all sections in the software catalogue or display a list of packages from a specific section</dd>

size $MODULE</dt>

display the size of a given $MODULE or all your installed $MODULEs in KB</dd>

voyeur $MODULE</dt>

start looking at what lin is compiling at the moment and outputs it. A $MODULE can be optionally specified.</dd>

depends $MODULE</dt>

displays the $MODULEs that explicitly or recursively depend on this $MODULE.</dd>

tree $MODULE</dt>

displays a tree of the $MODULE's dependencies.</dd>

eert $MODULE</dt>

displays a tree of the $MODULE's reverse dependencies.</dd>

edit $MODULE</dt>

Copy an existing $MODULE to zlocal so it can be edited. Turn on ZLOCAL_OVERRIDES to make sure your edited $MODULE gets used instead of the default $MODULE.</dd>

unedit $MODULE</dt>

Discards your 'edit'ed zlocal $MODULE. Works the same as removing it.</dd>

submit $MODULE</dt>

Submit a $MODULE to the lunar $MODULE submission list/mail alias. Please only submit tested changes.</dd>


replace $MODULE_SCRIPT with any of the following DETAILS | CONFIGURE | CONFLICTS | PRE_BUILD | BUILD | POST_BUILD | POST_INSTALL | POST_REMOVE to show $MODULE scripts for the $MODULE</dd>


Original version written by Brian Peterson
Modified by Kyle Sallee
Updated Thomas Stewart 01/15/2002
Converted to Lunar by Terry Chan 03/23/2002
Edited and new functions added by Chuck Mead 05/21/2002
Updated again by Terry Chan 08/08/2003


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lunar(8), lin(8), lrm(8), lget(8), moonbase(1)


This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

Lunar Linux August 2003 LVU(1)

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