Judith Lebzelter


Linux::Distribution::Packages - list all packages on various Linux distributions


  use Linux::Distribution::Packages qw(distribution_packages distribution_write);

  $linux = new Linux::Distribution::Packages({'format' => 'csv', 'output_file' => 'packages.csv'});

  # Or you can (re)set the options when you write.
  $linux->distribution_write({'format' => 'xml', 'output_file' => 'packages.xml'});

  # If you want to reload the package data


This is a simple module that uses Linux::Distribution to guess the linux distribution and then uses the correct commands to list all the packages on the system and then output them in one of three formats: native, csv, and xml.

Distributions currently working: debian, ubuntu, fedora, redhat, suse, gentoo, slackware, redflag.

The module inherits from Linux::Distribution, so can also use its calls.


None by default.


* Add the capability to correctly get packages for all recognized distributions. * Seperate out parsing from writing. Parse data to hash and give access to hash. Then write the formatted data from the hash.


Judith Lebzelter, <judith@osdl.org> Alberto Re, <alberto@accidia.net>


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.5 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.