Debian package question
Martijn van Oosterhout
kleptog at svana.org
Sun Mar 10 18:08:35 EST 2002
On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 01:57:02AM +1100, Alex Satrapa 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.
There is another way if you have a CD from which you installed Debian. Look
around for a Contents.gz file. It contains a list of [filename] [package]
for every package in Debian.
It's the same list used by the File Find on the Debian website.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org>
> If the company that invents a cure for AIDS is expected to make their
> money back in 17 years, why can't we ask the same of the company that
> markets big-titted lip-syncing chicks and goddamn cartoon mice?
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