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Steps to identify the source rpm of an installed binary

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Published on: August 10, 2014 by Karthikeyan B.

Steps to identify the source rpm of an installed binary

Scenario:

Identification of source rpm of an installed binary is essential at some points especially during upgrades or conflicting libraries.

Let us check which rpm provides /usr/sbin/sshd

RedHat

The source RPM can be identified using the following options

# rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/sbin/sshd

openssh-server-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64

Another Handy tool is

root@server [/]# rpm -qf /usr/sbin/sshd
openssh-server-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64

Dabian

In Debian based systems there are two ways one is using apt-file & dpkg -S

apt-file installation

This binary may not be available in all installation. Below are the steps to be used for the installation

apt-get install apt-file

Once this is done update the db using the following commands

apt-file update

The above check will give the result as given below

# apt-file search /usr/sbin/sshd

openssh-server: /usr/sbin/sshd

Using dpkg -S


# dpkg -S /usr/sbin/sshd

openssh-server: /usr/sbin/sshd

 

Category : Linux

Karthikeyan B.

Karthikeyan B.

Karthi always loves to tread through less traveled paths. His desire to decipher complex technologies and pursuit for excellence makes this otherwise jovial guy to a tough brain to crack when it comes to technology. He got great intrest in environmental issues and advocates for sustainable, inclusive, development patterns and projects.

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