Where is netcdf.h?
Peng Yu wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM, Nils Kassube <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Peng Yu wrote:
> >> I use apt-cache search to look for netcdf.h. But I find nothing.
> >> Is there a package that has this file?
> > Use apt-file instead:
> The following is from the man page of the two commands. What is APT
> cache, where the cache is? Does apt-file search for all the APT
> packages available on line for the given version of OS? Does it
> search for newer OS versions as well?
> apt-cache - query the APT cache
> apt-file - APT package searching utility -- command-line interface
To my understanding, apt-cache only searches in the package description
in the cache - that is what you download with the "apt-get update"
command. And apt-file downloads a list of the files contained in all
packages, no matter if they are installed or not. It doesn't search
online and only from the repositories in use by your current installed
Ubuntu version. If you want to search online, go to
<http://packages.ubuntu.com/>. There you can also search for other
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