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Old 12-14-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
Steve Riley
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finding package of a file that is not installed


I needed /usr/include/db.h and it took me a while to find it.

How do I find the package that a file belongs to if the package is not yet installed? A complete online cross-reference of files to packages would do it.

Does such a think exist?

(Looking for something more specific than "google it"!)

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Old 12-14-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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Absolutely that online reference exists..

http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

you can search for packages, or the contents of packages, etc..


heres the results for /usr/include/db.h

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Old 12-14-2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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apt-file search <file>
 
Old 12-15-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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farslayer - that's it. I knew it had to be somewhere!

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