Questions tagged [apt-file]

`apt-file` is a command line tool for searching packages for the APT packaging system.

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apt-file list shows only two files for nginx package

I wanted to check how many files come with the nginx package. However the corresponding command seems to indicate that the package comes with only two files (?) $ apt-file list nginx nginx: /usr/...
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Why does apt-file report “The cache is empty” even after running “apt-file update”?

Does anybody know why apt-file reports that the cache is empty even after running apt-file update and apt update? [pop-os ~][I]% apt-file search /usr/lib/android-sdk/tools/bin/sdkmanager E: The cache ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Differences between apt-file find/search

Is there a practical difference between these two commands? /home/pkaramol/Desktop $ sudo apt-file search logrotate.conf logrotate: /etc/logrotate.conf logrotate: /usr/share/man/man5/logrotate.conf.5....
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Package “fontconfig” not found despite having installed libfontconfig1-dev

Whilst attempting to compile poppler from source I get the error Package "fontconfig" not found. I have found a lot of other resources advertising that this can be fixed by installing both pkg-config ...
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How do I find all and any 'C' files which are in Debian archive (either in source or in binary)

How do I find all the files either in source or in binary form in Debian package archive? I tried the following but results were not helpful at all: apt-file search *.c and apt-file search *.cc ...