[TriLUG] resolving a dependency
mblackburn at glenraven.com
Tue Apr 13 13:57:39 EDT 2004
"He's no failure. He's not dead yet" --William Lloyd George
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org]On
> Behalf Of Michael Thompson
> Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:06 AM
> To: jonc at nc.rr.com; Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] resolving a dependency
> IIRC, if you use yum:
> yum provides <file_name>
> should return a list of packages that contain <file_name>.
> If anyone knows the equivalent in apt, I'd love to hear about it!
> On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 09:54, Jon Carnes wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 08:09, Marvin Blackburn wrote:
> > > I keep running into this issue.
> > >
> > > I try to load a package, say packageX. When I try to
> install, it says that
> > > i need fileY to resolve
> > > some dependency. How can I find the package that might
> contain that fileY,
> > > so I can install packageX.
> > >
> > > If a previous version of the file is on the system, you
> can often see what
> > > package it was associated with.
> > > But if the file is not there, what do you do.
> > >
> > > Any help would be appreciated.
> > >
> > This is why folks use tools like Up2date or Apt or Yum.
> They have lists
> > of files/dependencies and will automatically apply them for you.
> > If you are using rpm's you can use rpmfind.net to find a
> package that
> > contains a specific file.
> > Good Luck - Jon Carnes
> Michael Thompson <thompson at easternrad.com>
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