which package provides "equery"
satimis at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 9 14:25:42 UTC 2006
Tks for your advice.
> There are several ways to check whether a package is installed. For
> dpkg -l <packagename> ( if it is installed the line will start with
> ii )
> apt-cache policy <packagename> ( which also tells you which
> repository it
> comes from, and what the "candidate" for update or installation is)
> apt-cache policy nautilus
> Installed: 2.14.3-0ubuntu1
> Candidate: 2.14.3-0ubuntu1
> Version table:
> *** 2.14.3-0ubuntu1 0
> 500 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/main Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> 2.14.1-0ubuntu9 0
> 500 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Packages
> apt-cache show <packagename> gives you information about the package
> I would suggest installing the apt-howto package for your language of
> choice ( see apt-cache search apt-howto )
> You can then type "apt-howto" in a terminal and it should open in
> browser, where you can bookmark it for off line reference.
> you can view the same howto at
Noted with tks.
> As far as "equery" is concerned - I don't think it exists in
> Debian/Ubuntu :-) I have the "apt-file" utility installed here, and
> "apt-file search equery " doesn't show it anywhere as a separate file
> "xfe - lightweight file manager for X11" package, (which you already
> tried) :) I think you'll find the "equery" in that package is
> the command is
> xfe: usr/bin/xfilequery
> but I have no idea what that does :-) I think apt-cache search and
> apt-file search just picked up the "equery" string within that
I have xfe installed. "equery" is not the command which I was
searching for. Therefore I removed xfe afterwards.
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