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Old 04-24-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Installation Media and Using RPM


Does anyone know how to find out which package does a particular file belongs to ? The file is not installed on the computer and same for the package.

Is it possible to use the RPM manager to query the RPM packages on the installation CDROM/DVD to find out which one of the packages has this file ? If yes could someone give me the command on how to do this please ?

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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Usually you use "yum provides whatever"
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but would YUM work with RedHat ? I'll take a look to see if its part of the old RedHat version of Linux that I am using.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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RHEL 5 and later use yum. RHEL 4 can use yum and I suspect that earlier versions can too.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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Lazlow unforunately the Yum utility is not part of the distribution that I am using. Thanks for the help though.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:27 AM   #6
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What version are you running?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 12:22 PM   #7
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What version are you running?
Really old distribution Mandrake 6.1 I know that I need to work with a newer one but for now that is the one that I am able to work with. Thanks.
 
  


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