Software Packaging

suggestions to switch from .rpm based GNU/linux distribution to Debian GNU/Linux (.deb)

functionality.rpm (RedHat, Mandrake, SuSe, Caldera...).deb (Debian)OpenBSD
Search for packaging information (owner/divert) of an existing file rpm -qf file dpkg -S file is slow,
so use dlocate package
pkg_info -E file
list package content rpm -pql packagefile.rpm
rpm -ql packagename
dpkg -L packagename
search for package name matching a regexp rpm -qa|grep regexp dpkg -l pattern
list hints (long) rpm --help dpkg -h pkg_info -h
complete manual man rpm man dpkg man pkg_info
Marco Munari