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James Antill - Post a comment

May. 20th, 2011

07:18 pm - provides == fileprovides?

If I say "yum provides foo", it's because I want to know which package provides file foo.

The problem is twofold: 1) From what I've seen that is the (much) less common usage. 2) If you assume people want to check for files by default, you need to load the "filelists" data from all repos. ... which means that everybody who doesn't want to do that (Eg. most people) will then shout at me for wasting their time/bandwidth/etc.

I'd thought about doing some "primary-file-lookup" type command, mainly for command lookup (where you don't need filelists) but that could be extended ... what files do you lookup frequently?

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