Debian package question
scouter at bigpond.net.au
Sun Mar 10 15:59:57 EST 2002
Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> 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 irc.openprojects.net, then:
/msg apt find <filename>
Full paths don't seem to work, just filenames.
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