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To find out what files a package generated during installation.

dpkg -L packagename

We can also check the other way and find out what package a file belongs to:

dpkg -S /path/to/file

For the second command we need to use the full path as 'dpkg -S' just matches the string you supply it, so 'dpkg -S ls' matches any package that has a file with 'ls' anywhere in the filename.

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In gentoo, the respective procedures are:

for listing the files a package installs:
equery files [package]

for searching for packages owning a file:
equery belongs [file]

The application "equery" itself doesn't come granted, but in a must-install package "app-portage/gentoolkit".
Posted 2009-05-18 11:02:51

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