locate file in package?

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 00:38:32 BST 2006


On 16/08/06, Scott Kitterman <kubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
>
>
> > I have a simple question. Suppose that I want to install a package that
> > will install a particular file, X. How do I determine which package will
> > provide the file X?
> >
> > (In Mdv, this is the "find in file names" search option when installing
> a
> > package with the Mandriva Control Center -- that's the functionality I'm
> > trying to find in kubuntu.)
> >
> You can always do it here:
>
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/


That seems to include only "official" packages. That is, if I add some other
source for .deb files, then this method doesn't look like it would work.
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