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Old 05-01-2017, 12:25 AM   #1
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Debian: What program belongs to what package?


Hello, I need your assistance. In Debian how can I find out which program belongs to what package? For example, with rpm, I can use rpm -qf and rpm -ql to associate a program to a package and list the files of that package respectively. Thank you
 
Old 05-01-2017, 01:37 AM   #2
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Try dpkg-deb -S pattern

Fom 'man dpkg'
-S, --search filename-search-pattern... Search for a filename from installed packages.

apt-file also provides similar functionality but isn't usually installed by default.

'dpkg -L packagename' will list the content of a package.

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Old 05-01-2017, 02:08 AM   #3
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:57 AM   #4
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Try dpkg-deb -S pattern

Fom 'man dpkg'
-S, --search filename-search-pattern... Search for a filename from installed packages.
Those aren't the same thing

Code:
man dpkg-deb
       -Scompress-strategy
              Specify which compression strategy  to  use  on  the  compressor
              backend,  when  building  a package (since dpkg 1.16.2). Allowed
              values are none (since dpkg 1.16.4), filtered, huffman, rle  and
              fixed for gzip (since dpkg 1.17.0) and extreme for xz.

man dpkg
              -S, --search filename-search-pattern...
                  Search for a filename from installed packages.
As a alternate, you can try apt-cache

Code:
apt-cache search foobar

man apt-cache
       search regex...
           search performs a full text search on all available package lists
           for the POSIX regex pattern given, see regex(7). It searches the
           package names and the descriptions for an occurrence of the regular
           expression and prints out the package name and the short
           description, including virtual package names. If --full is given
           then output identical to show is produced for each matched package,
           and if --names-only is given then the long description is not
           searched, only the package name and provided packages are.

           Separate arguments can be used to specify multiple search patterns
           that are and'ed together.

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Old 05-02-2017, 01:38 AM   #5
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Those aren't the same thing
Yeah ...

man dpkg mentions that some functions use dpkg-deb and dpkg-query for the heavy lifting and my fingers typed what I just read, rather than what I meant
 
Old 05-02-2017, 05:11 AM   #6
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You can try this page too:
https://packages.debian.org/index
 
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5.4.3. Querying dpkg's Database and Inspecting .deb Files

Get some.
 
  


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