[clug] Matching a pkg to a file without packages.debian.org

Tony Breeds tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Sun Nov 23 13:37:12 EST 2003

On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 10:54:30AM +1100, Anthony David wrote:
> Greetings
> Trying to find the package that rythmbox comes in (son's remote
> support problem) so it can be removed. It uses something called
> gnome-ripper which is causing all sorts of system lock ups.
> http://packages.debian.org is not reachable - does anyone know of
> an alternate way to track this rogue program down so it can be removed
> at its root.
> At worst, a dpkg -L of the offending package would help.

Download the Contents.gz file for your architecture and distro
mv Contents-i386.gz stable_i386.gz
mv Contents-i386.gz stable-non-US_i386.gz

Then you can just zgrep those files.

magni:~/Debian# zgrep 'bin/ping' *
bin/pingi                           net/iputils-ping,net/netkit-ping
bin/ping6                           net/iputils-ping
usr/lib/remstats/bin/ping-collector net/remstats     
usr/lib/remstats/bin/ping-monitor   net/remstats     

Having said that if the application is installed you can use dpkg -S to
find it.
magni:~/Debian# dpkg -S bin/ping
netkit-ping: /bin/ping

I hope one of those is useful.


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