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Re: Why aren't the actual module names in the package descriptions?

--- Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005, John M. Gabriele wrote:
> > Last week I needed Mail::Mailer on a Debian Woody machine, and
> > wanted to use apt-get to install it.
> >
> >     apt-cache search perl | grep -i mailer
> > 
> > returns nothing (on Woody *or* Sarge).
> This is the wrong way to search for specific modules, unfortunatly.
> Do this instead:
> aptitude install apt-file; apt-file update; apt-file search Mail/Mailer;
> or:
> visit packages.debian.org and search by package contents.

Ah! That's it! Thanks Don. :)

I made a note of it in my little wiki:


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