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Re: Where is VNC, FC11



On 09-10-24 02:30:32, Tait Clarridge wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-10-24 at 00:46 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> > On 09-10-23 14:03:49, Tait Clarridge wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 12:55 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> > > > Once upon a time, Tait Clarridge <tait clarridge ca> said:
> > > > > A good way to search for packages that may not have easy 
> > > > > names is:
> > > > > 
> > > > > [user @ host ~]$  yum list | grep -i vnc
> > > > 
> > > > A little easier is:
> > > > 
> > > > # yum list '*vnc*'
> > > 
> > > Yes, but I threw the grep -i in there for case insensitivity..
> > > sometimes special packages have a capital letter that yum list
> > > won't get by itself.
> > 
> > Are you sure about that?  Give an example where it happens.  
> > (Hint.)
> 
> Well, I'll be. I guess I am just used to doing it my way. Guess I
> should have tested it before opening my mouth.
> Plus, yum list with wildcards is faster than with grep so I will 
> start using that now. Thanks for the clarification.

What surprises me from time to time is that `yum install` does not fold 
case.  I know that, and I'm still surprised.

But `yum install` does have the useful ability to install a command by 
name:

    # yum install '/*/growisofs'

which is handy if you don't know what package contains the command (or 
even where the command will be installed).  The leading slash is 
required.

`yum provides` can also find files to install, but the leading "/" is 
optional, so both work:

    # yum provides '*/gobject-2.0.pc'
    # yum provides '/*/gobject-2.0.pc'

`yum install` gives a poor guess (here, at least) for that file.

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