Find packages with filenames
Sometimes you want to know which files are included in a package. At other times you want to search for a package containing a file and you only have a filename (e.g. when the installation of software requires dependencies).
The solution is simple.
On the Slackware installation medium is a file named
This compressed file contains a list of packages and the corresponding files. Copy it to a location of your choice and unpack it with
user@computer:~$ bzip2 -d MANIFEST.bz2
Now you can search in the resulting text file for the wanted information.
* Originally written by Hans Mueller