Monday, August 8, 2011

How to find file and RPM relation in Linux?

At times, I need to find where a file comes from. i.e. what package/RPM owns that specific file. In following example, I found two methods to find file-RPM relationship.

[root@servername lib]# yum whatprovides
Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, downloadonly, fastestmirror, filter-data, keys, kmod, list-data, protect-packages, protectbase, rhnplugin, security, tmprepo, verify, versionlock
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
e4fsprogs-libs-1.41.9-3.el5.i386 : Ext4 filesystem-specific static libraries and headers
Repo : installed
Matched from:
Other : Provides-match:

[root@servername lib]# rpm -qf

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