A file's rpm-package details

summpkg() { rpm -qfi "$@"; }
Find information about the rpm package which owns a certain file.
Sample Output
~$ summpkg /bin/sort
Name        : coreutils
Version     : 8.10
Release     : 2.fc15
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Fri 13 May 2011 12:03:43 BST
Group       : System Environment/Base
Size        : 13612880
License     : GPLv3+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Wed 09 Feb 2011 11:48:28 GMT, Key ID b4ebf579069c8460
Source RPM  : coreutils-8.10-2.fc15.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 08 Feb 2011 11:50:28 GMT
Build Host  : x86-19.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : Fedora Project
Vendor      : Fedora Project
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/
Summary     : A set of basic GNU tools commonly used in shell scripts
Description :
These are the GNU core utilities.  This package is the combination of
the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

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By: flatcap
2011-07-05 23:39:24

2 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • In Debian based distros, this command will list 'binutils' package details which contains 'nm' command. You can replace 'nm' to any other command.


    2
    dpkg -S `which nm` | cut -d':' -f1 | (read PACKAGE; echo "[${PACKAGE}]"; dpkg -s "${PACKAGE}"; dpkg -L "${PACKAGE}") | less
    mohan43u · 2009-07-14 20:21:48 3
  • This version builds on my command 8776 (Find the package a command belongs to on debian-based distros). So if you use that command to find package name then you could alternatively use following for package summary: function summpkg { dpkg -s $(whichpkg $1 | awk -F: '{print $1}'); } Show Sample Output


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    function summpkg { dpkg -s $(dpkg -S $1 | egrep -w $(which $1)$ | awk -F: '{print $1}') ; }
    b_t · 2011-07-05 23:06:37 0

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