how to map a missing file to its containing package?
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 8 16:05:03 UTC 2010
On 05/08/2010 06:38 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sat, 8 May 2010, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
>> 08.05.2010 15:16, Robert P. J. Day:
>> > ... what is the incantation to map a file to its (uninstalled)
>> > package? thanks.
>> Among the possibilities are:
>> 1. Go to http://packages.ubuntu.com and search for the named file in the
>> "Search the contents of packages" section.
>> 2. Install apt-file.
> that's the ticket -- apt-file. and BTW, that's sort of thing i was
> after when i asked about ubuntu post-install "best practises." a
> number of people replied with, "install package X." and while that
> might be useful for someone particularly interested in using X, it's
> not really what i had in mind -- i was after stuff far more
> fundamental. like apt-file, i can see myself using that frequently as
> i build up my system.
> p.s. in the spirit of an exchange program, here's the incantation
> under fedora, in case you ever have need of it:
> $ yum whatprovides /usr/include/curses.h
> $ yum whatprovides "*/curses.h"
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