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Re: dpkg -S

On Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 02:26:57PM -0700, Patrick Olson wrote:
> As such, it seems that dpkg -S only works on packages that are already
> installed.  Is there something I can use to determine which package needs
> to be installed when a program complains about a particular file?
Grab debian/dists/<dist>/{main,contrib,non-free}/Contents-<yourarch>.gz .
It may be in a slightly different place, but that should be what you need.

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