Debian package question

Sam Couter scouter at
Sun Mar 10 15:59:57 EST 2002

Alex Satrapa <grail at> wrote:
> 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.

The only way I know of is to ask the 'apt' bot on the OpenProjects IRC
network. It's usually in the #debian channel. Fire up an IRC client and
connect to, then:

/join #debian
/msg apt find <filename>

Full paths don't seem to work, just filenames.
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