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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:24 am    Post subject: emerge --provides ? what package provides what file? Reply with quote

Is there really no way to get emerge to list what package contains a specific file? E.g. I want to install mkisofs. Knowing nothing about the way portage is organized, and therefore, the likely places for it, can you really not get emerge/portage to list what package provides what files? I have scoured the forums, man pages, and still can not find a way to do this!!! Please tell me I have missed something obvious somehwhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's technically impossible to implement this in a proper way. We might get a web-based solution at some point (which would still be somewhat inaccurate and incomplete), until then you can ask Google or rpmfind.net, sometimes emerge -S helps too.

mod edit: added URLs --Earthwings
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