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harjot
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: package name for an app.? Reply with quote

Hi,
Is there a way to figure out which package a particular application is a part of? For example I wanted to installl the rlogin utility
and I had no direct way of knowing that I had to emerge the netkit-rsh package to install it. Then I figured out that I could search for the app. on
packages.gentoo.org , and get the corresponding package name. However, is there a command which can teel me the name of the package to emerge

Thanks,
Harjot
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inode77
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think "qpkg" might be the closest thing to what you are looking for.
Code:
qpkg -f $(which qpkg)
app-portage/gentoolkit *
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will only help for installed packages though. And I don't think you can use packages.gentoo.org either. It's a tricky techincal problem with Gentoo as we don't have complete file manifests inside packages (unlike RPM and most other binary packagers). Personally I'd just look on rpmfind.net or Google.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to Duplicate Threads in favour of emerge --provides ? what package provides what file? and Search for file in portage.
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