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Re: How to find a package containing a given executable

On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 02:29:18PM +0100, Moore, Paul wrote:
> Clearly, on an installed file, I can use dpkg -S, but what about looking for
> where I install something from?

There's a search form you may find useful at the bottom of

> If there isn't a simple tool to do this (or even if there is!) is there a
> more structured or navigable list of what packages do what in Debian (no,
> dselect doesn't qualify, IMHO)?

You could look on the website, or you could try one of the other apt
frontends (capt and aptitude come to mind).

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