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Re: In what package can I find <anyfile>?

I think a feature like this would be useful.  It wouldn't necessarily need
to reside on the the CD, but I think access to some kind of file index like
this would be useful to many users.

At 09:41 AM 8/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I was trying to compile Emacs and got an error for a missing header file.
>What package do I install?  To answer this, I did this:
>cd /cdrom/debian/hamm/hamm/binary-i386/
>bash-2.01$ for deb in */*.deb
>> do echo $deb;
>> dpkg --info $deb;
>> dpkg --contents $deb
>> done >> /tmp/deb-files.dat
>This gives me a complete list.  Only problem... The file is 12.6 MB in size
>for main only!  (okay, it compresses down to a mere 1.7 MB).
>Would it be a good idea to include such a list on the official CD?  Perhaps
>a compressed version on the ftp server, or none at all (such that changing
>one pacakge doesn't force all mirrors to download an extra 12.6MB!)
>I think it would save a lot of questions on debian-user.
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