How can I find out, which package usually creates a specific file (or folder) in the
This is important, for developers and distributors, who do not want that two packages write to the same configuration in the users home.
And it is also important for the interested user, who analyzes configuration files (search for obsolete large files, or files with plain text credentials...).
So far I do not know a package manager, which gets this meta information from the packages. I expect this is not distribution specific. I am interested in this for all major Linux flavors, but especially Debian based distributions and Gentoo.
Does an independent online database exist, where one can look up who wrote which file?
Does an organization exist where programs can register their configuration files in