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Re: ANN: Availability of pkg(8)-capable pkgsrc
On Mon, 14 Nov 2016, John Marino wrote:
Are you sure? "pkg query" is very powerful. Check "pkg alias"; one
prebuilt query may already exist. I don't know yum so I don't know what
"whatprovides" does, but I would be very surprised if pkg(8) doesn't do
Just re-read pkg(8). I could be wrong, but I still don't see anything that
would provide a solution.
It's simple. If one knows the name of an (*uninstalled*) binary
application, but not the package it came from you are screwed if you can't
I know I need /usr/local/sbin/reject. I don't have it. I don't know what
package it comes from. There is no way to "ask" pkg what package that
file belongs to when it's not installed. So, I'd have no way to know it
comes from the cups package because the name "reject" has zero to dow
with the name of the package ("cups").
You might be able to do some jiggery-pokery with the pkg data files, but
that's certainly a far cry from saying:
yum whatprovides '*/reject'
You wouldn't believe how useful this can be to a group of sysadmins. Folks
remember the commands they need, not the names of the packages they come
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