Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to check if a particular directory (like /usr/kde) was created and is currently managed by apt-get. How can I do that?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Apt is a front end to your real package manager. Typically dpkg on a GNU/Debian derived systems (such as Ubuntu). In this case you should use:

dpkg -S /usr/kde

But in other systems such as PCLinuxOS, apt is used to manage rpm pakcages. In this case the command is:

rpm -qf /usr/kde
share|improve this answer
    
Thanks, works perfect. And wow, learned something new, I never knew that apt-get can also be used on RPM based systems, I always thought it is very closely related to dpkg and in any case Debian-only (or any Debian derivate). –  Albert Aug 8 '10 at 16:55

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.