I am having a hard time deciphering what is returned when I run the command
dpkg -l vim and unable to locate a source that breaks it down.
For example what does it mean
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Description +++-==============-==============-============================================ ii skype 188.8.131.52-1 Skype un vim <none> (no description available)
If I compare the lines I can see that the first column ii and un respectively. Does un refer to (U)nknow and (Not) and does ii refer to (I)nstall and (I)nst?
What do the other options mean? For example when it says Desired, what does that mean in comparison to Status? What relationship does Err? have?
What do Hold,Conf-files,unpacked, halF-conf, Half-inst, trig-aWait, Trig-pend, Reinst-required, (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) all refer to?