Re: as86, thank for the replies. it works not!
From: Brendan J Simon <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: as86, thank for the replies. it works not!
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 13:18:05 +1000
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > for future reference, if you know your system is missing a particular
> > file, you may be able to locate which package it may reside in by
> > using one of the search interfaces at:
> > http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages
> > i have found them to be quite useful on a number of occasions.
> I find "apt-cache" very useful. I use it to search for package names or items
> within packages.
> apt-cache search as86
> apt-cache pkgnames | grep 86
ah, quite useful that ;-)
i thought apt-cache was not able to tell you what package a file might
be contained in unless the package was already installed though. can
it do that? if it can, that'd be fantastic!