Very often when you try co compile anything from sources, you are getting error messages about any files, that are not found , but they are needed to continue with your software setup. How to determine, which package you need to install in order to resolve this dependency?
Pretty simple – there is one command that will help you to find the right package.
# yum whatprovides [file_name]
Here is an example:
[root@server ~]# yum whatprovides /bin/ls Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile coreutils-8.4-46.el6.x86_64 : A set of basic GNU tools commonly used in shell : scripts Repo : base Matched from: Filename : /bin/ls coreutils-8.4-46.el6.x86_64 : A set of basic GNU tools commonly used in shell : scripts Repo : installed Matched from: Other : Provides-match: /bin/ls
This way you can find any package or file that is missing. Searching for a file is similar.
[root@server ~]# yum whatprovides /*stropts.h 1:compat-glibc-headers-2.5-46.2.x86_64 : Header files for development using : standard C libraries. Repo : base Matched from: Filename : /usr/lib/x86_64-redhat-linux5E/include/stropts.h Filename : /usr/lib/x86_64-redhat-linux5E/include/bits/stropts.h Filename : /usr/lib/x86_64-redhat-linux5E/include/sys/stropts.h