SUMMARY: How to determine which package has a specific library?

From: Bernt Christandl (beb@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE)
Date: Fri Dec 10 1999 - 04:39:19 CST

Hello managers,

i asked:
>is there an easy way to say which package has to be installed,
>if i need library libsomething.a or
>In my special case, i wanted to run proctool and have seen, that
>on one machine was missing, while on another
>it was installed. So which package is missing on the first machine?

and nearly immediately got two useful answers:

1.) a file/library which is already installed

    grep for that file/library in the "install database"

2.) a file/library which is not yet installed

    grep for that file/library on the Solaris-CD under Solaris2*/Product
    something like grep library.a */pkgmap

Both of these methods show me that i have to install SUNWlibC in my
case with

My thanks go to
Jens Fischer <> and

With regards,

Bernt Christandl

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