which package provides "equery"

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 9 01:47:57 UTC 2006

Hi Vincent,

Tks for your advice and URL

> > Please advise which package-tool provides "equery"?
> Have a look at http://packages.ubuntu.com , it lets you search the
> repositories efficiently. You can search for a particular file name,
> and it will tell you in which package it is, in what repository, and
> you can even download it straight from the website. 

I can't find the package offering this tool which is used to check
whether a package has been installed.

$ equery l package

Is there an alternative?  TIA


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