We know that Ubuntu has 60,000 + packages.
I may not require all those but want a dpkg status file containing all the possible packages information listed.
I have a customized Linux where I manually hardcoded the utilities unlike installing through apt. So I don't have a status file with the packages. Now I want to create it manually so that when I query for the list of packages it gives the information of the utilities/packages what I have.
If I can get the status file with all the possible packages available for Ubuntu structured in a standard format like below, then I can edit that file and use it on my machine.
Package: libvorbisfile3 Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: libs Installed-Size: 55 Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers Architecture: amd64 Multi-Arch: same Source: libvorbis Version: 1.3.5-4.2 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14), libogg0 (>= 1.1.0), libvorbis0a (= 1.3.5-4.2) Description: high-level API for Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format for audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel. . The Vorbisfile library provides a convenient high-level API for decoding and basic manipulation of all Vorbis I audio streams. Original-Maintainer: Debian Xiph.org Maintainers Homepage: http://www.xiph.org/vorbis/