28597Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Help choosing the right Linux Distro
- Dec 1, 2010On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 01:44:34AM -0500, J wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 01:20, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:Ah, very handy. Thank you Jeff.
> > On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 05:47:13AM -0000, dbneeley wrote:
> > It handles dependencies, gives you ways to work around
> > them, and has one nice featuer that may or may not be in apt, the
> > "provides"--for example, if you try to build a package and get
> > libwhatever.so.5-1/2 not found, you can run
> > yum provides */libwhatever.so.5-1/2.
> > It will then search its database, and come back whatever packages may
> > provide this particular library.
> For those of us who no longer wear the Red Fedora, there is apt-file like so:
> bladernr@klaatu:~$ apt-file search /lib32/libdrm.so.2
> ia32-libs: /lib32/libdrm.so.2
> ia32-libs: /lib32/libdrm.so.2.4.0
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