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Find packages with filenames

Sometimes there is a situation where you want to know which files are included in a package. Otherwise you can search for a packagename and you have only a filename (e. g. while the installation of software finding dependencies).

The solution is simple.

Online

Online is the site http://packages.slackware.com. You can search in this database.

Offline

On the installation medium of slackware is a file named /slackware/MANIFEST.bz2. This packed 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 this textfile for the wanted information.

Sources

* Originally written by Hans Mueller


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