Finding out on which CD a package is (was: [Techtalk] Midnight Commander missing)

Telsa Gwynne hobbit at
Fri Dec 19 12:20:53 EST 2003

On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 10:42:05AM +0100 or thereabouts, Dominik Schramm wrote:
> On 12/19/2003 02:15 AM, John Clarke wrote:

> >can find the rpm on one of the three RH9 binary CDs (I don't have them
> >here so I can't tell you which one), [...]
> I've always wondered if there is a quick way of finding out
> on which binary or source CD a certain package is.
> This applies to all distributions.
> On RedHat...?

I have been known just to whack in each CD in turn, ls the rpm
directory, and redirect the output into a file called "rh-cd-1",
"rh-cd-2" and so on. And then leave them lying about until I
need them. At which stage I lose the file I want :)


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