Ever find yourself wondering what package installed a binary on your Red Hat or Red Hat like distro's? Well you can find that out pretty easily using yum or rpm.
[[email protected] ~]# yum whatprovides /usr/bin/ssh Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Adding en_US to language list openssh-clients-5.5p1-21.fc14.2.i686 : An open source SSH client applications Repo : fedora Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/ssh openssh-clients-5.5p1-24.fc14.2.i686 : An open source SSH client applications Repo : updates Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/ssh openssh-clients-5.5p1-24.fc14.2.i686 : An open source SSH client applications Repo : installed Matched from: Other : Provides-match: /usr/bin/ssh
You can also use rpm to find the same information.
[[email protected] ~]# rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/ssh openssh-clients-5.5p1-24.fc14.2.i686
One of the major differences between the two is Yum will check its repositories to find any package that can offer this binary. Where as rpm will check the rpmdb to tell you which exact package installed that binary.
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