I am thinking on some like
Contents-<arch>.gz on Debian. A network service were also okay. Does it exist?
Simple elaboration: For example, we need a binary named
exampletool, which we know very good from other distributions or operation systems. We want to install that, for example, with zypper. But zypper can only install a package. To find out, in which package can we find the required
exampletool binary, we need to do practically a search, and ideally a fast, indexed search in the file list of the currently not installed, but in the repositories available packages. On debian, there is an index file in the package repositories named
Contents-amd64.gz, in which we can find the required package with a single
zgrep command. I am looking for some similar, single-command solution for OpenSUSE, too. If there is none, a web service were also okay for the same functionality.