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NAME

       sync-available - sync dpkg’s available database with apt’s database

SYNOPSIS

       sync-available

       sync-available --version

       sync-available --help

DESCRIPTION

       This  program  updates  the dpkg(8) available database with the data in
       the apt(8) package database.  This is  required  for  grep-available(1)
       and other similar programs to give up-to-date results.

       The  same  functionality  is  available  through dselect(8), when it is
       configured to use apt(8) as  its  acquisition  method.   However,  this
       program does not require that dselect(8) is installed.

EXIT STATUS

       The  program  exits with status code 0 if all went well, and a non-zero
       status code otherwise.

OPTIONS

       --version
              Output the name and version of the program onto standard  output
              stream.

       --help Give a brief usage statement on the standard output stream.

ENVIRONMENT

       TMPDIR The  name  of  the  directory where temporary files are created.
              Default is /tmp.

AUTHOR

       This  program  and  this  manual  page  were  written  by  Antti-Juhani
       Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>.

SEE ALSO

       apt(8), dpkg(8), dselect(8), grep-available(1)