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Re: Finding files in UNINSTALLED packages

Hi Daniel, You wrote:
 Daniel> How do you find which package contains a file you need to
 Daniel> install?
 Daniel> The dpkg manual page says that "dpkg -S" searches installed
 Daniel> packages. That has its uses--but it's useless for finding
 Daniel> which package you need to install to get a specific file.
 Daniel> Is there a convenient/standard way to search uninstalled
 Daniel> packages (.deb files) for file names?
 Daniel> Also, is there a way to search on the description text of
 Daniel> packages?
 Daniel> Thanks, Daniel

The file Contents.gz is probably what you are looking for, it is 
in the Debian archive in the stable or unstable directories if i am
not mistaken.

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