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

Rob Weir rweir at ertius.org
Sun Nov 23 16:04:41 EST 2003

On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 10:54:30AM +1100, Anthony David said
> 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.

You can ask the bots "dpkg" and "apt" on irc.freenode.net with the find
command.  You'll need to be in a channel with them or they'll ignore you
however, so join #debian or #debian-bots, then:

/msg dpkg find path/to/file

and it'll give you all the hits from the Contents files, without you
having to download the whole thing.  Leaving out the leading / seems to
be important, but I don't know why.

Also, don't forget to file a bug when the BTS comes back up (it was also
on one of the compromised hosts), system lockups are usually bugs :-)

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