Find which Ubuntu package provides a file

specific file

By selecting “Search the content of Packages” in the Ubuntu Package Search, you can find which packages provide a file for specific Ubuntu versions. This is important for files that aren’t available in your Ubuntu version.

For example, searching for core/dbus/dbus.h shows it’s in libdbus-cpp-dev.

package name

This example shows which versions Fortran open-coarrays is available in. Search source package names open-coarrays

To find you need Ubuntu ≥ 16.10.




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