Any aptitude command to find out what packages belong to a virtual package?
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It doesn't seem to show what are the packages that can provide the virtual package gforge-ldap-openldap.
I'm actually trying to install djbdns, but it requires daemontools as a prerequisite (djbdns can't be installed by the usual aptitude install, which will resolve the dependency issue). However, when I do a 'aptitude search daemontools', it is a virtual package, which cannot be installed. So, now I'm trying to find out what are the packages that can satisfy daemontools as a virtual package.
Originally posted by uberNUT69 How about
$ apt-cache showpkg gforge-ldap-openldap
# apt-cache search djbdns
ldap2dns - LDAP based DNS management system.
libdjbdns1 - DNS client library designed to replace the BIND res_*/dn_* library
libdjbdns1-dev - DNS client library designed to replace the BIND res_*/dn_* library
djbdns-installer - Source only package for building djbdns
# apt-get install -s djbdns-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 53 not upgraded.
Inst daemontools-installer (0.76-9 Debian:testing, Debian:3.1r0/stable)
Inst djbdns-installer (1.05-11 Debian:testing, Debian:3.1r0/stable)
Conf daemontools-installer (0.76-9 Debian:testing, Debian:3.1r0/stable)
Conf djbdns-installer (1.05-11 Debian:testing, Debian:3.1r0/stable)
In another scenerio, I have a package that requires "mail-transport-agent" to be installed. How can I find out what are the packages that will provide the virtual package?
Or yet another scenerio, I need to have a virtual package called "X11-text-viewer" to be installed and from reading some examples in the man pages for apt-cache, I get to know that only one package, "xless", provides for "X11-text-viewer". Is there any command that will let us know that the required package is "xless"?