locate file in package?

Roshan Mansinghani rosh1182 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 08:24:54 BST 2006


Before using either apt-file or kpackage (which uses apt-file in the
background) you must run apt-file update.  After running apt-file update and
then running apt-file search wine, I get a lot of hits.

On 8/20/06, D. R. Evans <doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 16/08/06, Liz Young <liz at kandew.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wednesday 16 August 2006 11:11, D. R. Evans wrote:
> > > 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?
> >
> > apt-file might find it.  It is in the universe repository.
> >
> > apt-file [options] action [pattern]
> >     search      <pattern>       Search files in packages
> >     list|show   <pattern>       List files in packages
> >
> >
> Nope :-(
>
> I tried:
> apt-file search wine
> apt-file search make
> apt-file list wine
> apt-file list make
> apt-file show wine
> apt-file show make
>
> All turned up empty. (make is installed; wine is not)
>
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