Introduction For Debian and Ubuntu users there are three easy ways to find what package a file on your system is from. Those Red Hat, Fedora, or CentOS over to a Debian or Ubuntu system may have become used to using ‘yum whatprovides’. There is no whatprovides equivalent in aptitude or apt-get. But there are three easy to use debian/ubuntu alternatives to ‘yum whatprovides’: the Ubuntu packages search web site, the apt-file package, and the ‘dpkg -S’ command.
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