Which package does this file belong to?

Need to know where a library or other file came from? Here are some I’ve used:

Redhat/SUSE/Fedora

# rpm -qf /path/to/file

 

Ubuntu/Debian

apt-file search /path/to/file

You may need to install by doing this (as root):

# apt-get install apt-file
# apt-file update

 

FreeBSD
If you are using the new pkgng:

pkg which /path/to/file

or if you are still using the old pkg_ tools:

# pkg_info -W /path/to/file

 

Gentoo / Funtoo

# equery belongs /path/to/file

 

Your distribution not included here? Usually you can just do a web search for something like “redhat which file package belong” without quotes to find it for a particular distro.

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