I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Amazon EC2 instance along with Tomcat and MySql. Tomcat, Java and MySql packages were available along with Ubuntu and I didn't have to download them.

Now I wish to install Percona Xtrabackup to my Server.

Now, how do I find if a certain package is already available with the installation or I have to install it externally?

apt-cache search <name>

Will give you a list of available packages matching the name.

  • Is there a way to check a long list of packages with single command? Jun 24 '20 at 20:30
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    Single command, not that I know of, in a single line it is possible using echo <list> | xargs -L1 apt-cache search
    – Didi Kohen
    Nov 25 '20 at 7:39

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