How to check which header belongs to which package in ubuntu

In Ubuntu, there is a way to identify which header file belongs to which package so if you encountered an error as “header file not found” you can install the package to resolve the error,

Just follow below steps,

 sudo apt-get install apt-file
 sudo apt-file update

Now lets try to identify which packages contain “sys/types.h” header file,

 apt-file find "sys/types.h"

You may get a long list of packages, one of which will be, something like below,

libc6-dev-i386: /usr/include/sys/types.h

So now if you install “libc6-dev-i386” package, you should have the header installed.

You may also want to check “Finding list of installed files from a package in Linux” and “How to check some binary belongs to which package in ubuntu”.

Android Android Commands Android Java Applications Application Libraries Bash / Shell Scripts Bluetooth driver Build Frameworks Commands and Packages Content Management System - CMS Core Kernel C Programs Development Environment Setup Errors & Failures File Systems git Go Language Programs Hardware Platforms Home HTML JAVA Programs Kernel & Device Drivers Kernel Booting and Porting Linux, OS Concepts and Networking Linux Device Drivers Linux Host, Ubuntu, SysAdmin Linux Kernel Linux Networking Middleware Libraries, HAL NDK / Middleware / HAL Network Driver OS Concepts PHP Programming Languages RaspberryPi Scripting and Automation Search Engine Optimisation ( SEO ) Social Media Socurce Code Management ( SCM ) System Administration, Security Testing and Debugging Uncategorized Userspace Utilities Web design and development Wordpress Yocto / Bitbake / Openembedded

Leave a Reply