Debian package question

Alex Satrapa grail at
Sun Mar 10 01:57:02 EST 2002

At 02:42  9/03/02 +1100, Grant Morphett wrote:
>So I have my debian system and I know its missing a certain file.

apt-cache search "pattern"

Will return a list of the debian packages which contain "pattern" in their 

I do not yet know of any way to find a debian package that contains a 
particular file, unless that package happens to be installed already - in 
which case you can use dpkg to show which package the already-installed 
file belongs to.


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