[Yum] feature request

Farkas Levente lfarkas at bnap.hu
Tue May 6 11:13:45 UTC 2003

thanks, it's a solution for the files, but not for the search in the 

Chris wrote:
> I believe the functionality you are looking for is :
> yum provides foo
> It has been there for a while.  It is not fool proof, as it relies on
> the rpm to have properly configured its provides tags (is this
> correct?), but it is very useful and very functional, IME.
> --Chris
> On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 04:01, Farkas Levente wrote:
>>I feature which I miss a long time from rpm would be useful and IMHO 
>>easy to add to yum. eg when I looking for which package related to a 
>>given "subject" ie. would like to search in the descriprion or in the 
>>file list. to give a concrate example:
>>- when I see that some program require libxyz.so.4, then I use to do
>>   in the rpm dir:
>>   rpm -qpil *.rpm|less
>>   then /libxyz.so.4 to find the file
>>   then go up a bit to find which package contains that file.
>>   since yum knows the filelist it would be very useful:
>>   yum search libxyz.so.4
>>   gives a package name
>>- when I looking for irda related packages I search in the description
>>   rpm -qpi *.rpm|less
>>   then /irda
>>   yum search irda
>>   would be very useful.

   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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