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apt-cache dump returns all information of available packages. In order to get all versions of a certain package the following was tried:

ubuntu@ubuntu-xenial:~$ apt-cache dump | grep -A25 "python-bottle-doc" | grep Version
 Version: 0.12.7-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
 Version: 0.12.7-1

but this is not a stable solution as some packages possesses less details then others.

marked as duplicate by muru, Community Nov 12 '17 at 14:37

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    Try apt-cache policy <packagename>. It will return multiple versions only if the package is available in multiple repositories...or if you are late in upgrading to repo version. This is an unusual question - why do you ask? – user535733 Nov 12 '17 at 14:01
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    Aptitude also list all available version in the package descriptions. though usually there are only one or two, unless multiple repositories are enabled – ravery Nov 12 '17 at 14:05

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