On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, John P. Looney wrote:
> rpm -qf file (find out what package owns a specific file)
dpkg -S /path/to/filename
> rpm -i http://path.to/source.srpm (install a source rpm)
apt-get source -b packagename (requres root)
apt-get build-dep packagename will download and install the necessary
> rpm -bp SPECS/file.spec (unpack and prepare a source RPM for building)
not sure, I don't really play with source packages to be honest.
You mention on another thread that you couldn't find the package for
vmlinuz. In Debian Land, /vmlinuz is always a symbolic link which is
created by the postinstall script. So for example
mel at skynet:/$ ls -l vmlinuz
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 Dec 12 14:57 vmlinuz ->
mel at skynet:/$ dpkg -S /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19skynet-2.4.19-ipacct
and there is my package. yey
> 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.
the tool you are actually interested in is dpkg-buildpackage. I'm not
going to even pretend I know how to use it, as I said I don't really deal
with source packages.
MSc Student, University of Limerick
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