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How to find the repositories which contain a Ubuntu package

📅 2013-May-25 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

If you add a lot of PPA repositories, you might run into a situation where you want to figure out the repository which contains a given package. The madison option of the apt-cache command can be used to list the repositories that contain a given package.

For example, to find the repositories of a package named foo:

$ apt-cache madison foo

Tried with: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS