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Re: apt-get provides



Behold, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai welho com> hath decreed:
> 
> Apt understands about individual files but doesn't "publish" that 
> information, except for packages explicitly doing "Provides: /some/path"
> However if you know the path for any given file you can tell apt to 
> install that and it just works:
> 
> [root chip pmatilai]# apt-get install /etc/php.ini
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Selecting php for '/etc/php.ini'
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>    php (4.3.6-5)
>    php-pear (4.3.6-5)
> 

Is there any end to the wonder that is apt? :)

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