a question about finding a couple of packages

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sat Jun 30 18:25:17 UTC 2007

Scott Berry wrote:
> I am looking for a couple of packages for edns.  These are the
> packages I need are they installed by default if not what are the
> actual names of the packages?  I am unsure which ones to get.
> use MIME::Base64;
> use IO::Socket;

Here's a nice way you can find perl packages based on the module name
(the name used in the 'use' statement):

    yum whatprovides 'perl(IO::Socket)'

Both of these modules happen to be in the main perl package, which is
installed by default.

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