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Re: apt-cache (was as86 ...)

On Fri, Jul 07, 2000 at 08:36:23AM +0900, sen_ml@eccosys.com wrote:
> > > I think it can.  Try it on a package that you haven't got installed.
> > > Brendan Simon.
> > 
> > No -- the reason it works in this particular case is because as86 is
> > mentioned in the description of bin86.  If a file isn't mentioned in the
> > description, or somewhere similar, apt-cache search won't find it.
> darn, thought that might be the case.
> as a side note, does anyone have a fool-proof way of determining which
> package a file on a given system "belongs" to?  typically, i grep
> among /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list, but i don't think this will turn up
> files that are created during the installation process (as compared to
> files that are included inside of debian packages that just get
> unpacked).

dpkg -S <filename>

should do the trick (works for me :-).


      Matthew Guenther
      mguenthe@netcom.ca                          Victory uber allies!

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