On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 12:45:30PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> rpm -qf file (find out what package owns a specific file)
dpkg -S file (slightly different, because dpkg will search the whole db
for that string, not just the file in the current dir).
> rpm -i http://path.to/source.srpm (install a source rpm)
> rpm -bp SPECS/file.spec (unpack and prepare a source RPM for building)
>> Can these be done on debian ? I did an "apt-get source xfree86", and it
> just got me the tarball and the debian packages. i've no idea how to start
> building the damn thing, and there is no mention of building (unless from
> a .deb) in the apt or dpkg packages.
I'm sure they can, but i can't remember how. No doubt the Real debian
people will be along shortly -)
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