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Re: as86, thank for the replies. it works not!

From: Brendan J Simon <brendan.simon@ctam.com.au>
Subject: Re: as86, thank for the replies. it works not!
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 13:18:05 +1000
Message-ID: <[🔎] 3963FA6D.BCA5D5C8@ctam.com.au>

> sen_ml@eccosys.com 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.
> eg.
> 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!

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