What to do if you need to install or build a package on Linux and it wants a missing file/library/etc...Have you ever tried to install package or some vendor software, only to find that the install fails due to a missing library? Here is a collection of methods for finding the package that contains the missing file.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS
yum whatprovides /full/path/to/missing/filenameNote: In all of these processes, fill in the actual filename and path for which you are looking.
Using rpmfind site
- Browse to http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/2/simple/2
- Enter filename or /full/path/to/missing/filename in the search box (start with just the filename)
- Check boxes of rpm-based distributions in which you want to search
- Click search
sudo aptitude install apt-file sudo apt-file update apt-file search filenameor
apt-file search /full/path/to/missing/filename
Using Debian's website
- Browse to http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages
- Scroll to the bottom to the section called "Search the contents of packages"
- Enter a single argument into the search field, either filename or /full/path/to/missing/filename
- Select your distribution
- Select the machine architecture for which you need the missing file
- Click "Search"