LKBEN11041: Howto know to which package a certain file belongs with dpkg on debian


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You have a file and need to know the package which installed it. Also works on ubuntu, kubuntu, knoppix, ...

Cause

none

Solution

To get the information you use dpkg with the -S parameter.

dpkg -S </path/to/the/file>

e.g.:

dpkg -S xsltproc
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/TODO
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/README
xsltproc: /usr/bin/xsltproc
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/copyright
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/FEATURES.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/changelog.Debian.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/man/man1/xsltproc.1.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/changelog.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/NEWS.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/AUTHORS
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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