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Old 03-18-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default place?


Hmm... Im really lost with my Linux time to time and now is the time, AGAIN :P

I mean, Gee...

When im installing programs, right after:
./configure
make install

Im having difficultien FINDING the program, I mean what's the default place that Mandrake Linux installs progs? Because I would like to make shortcuts to my desktop from em. And I can't seem to find em myself.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:33 PM   #2
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usually ./configure will install it in /usr/local --- if you want to specify where to install do , use ./configure --prefix=/your_preferred_place
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
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most of the time you can just create a shortcut on the desktop and in the run command entry type the program name.
good luck.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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In a terminal you can type either:

whereis <programname>

or

locate <programname>

or even

find <programname>

One of these should show you the directories that contain that program name, if you are looking for the executable then, most likely, it will be in /usr/local/bin or /usr/share/bin.

rberry88
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:37 PM   #5
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Thanks again.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:40 PM   #6
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whereis and locate will work after a cron job updates the database. You could use the find command.
find /usr -cmin -10
will find all new files under the /usr directory
created in the last 10 minutes.

You could also read the Makefile. When you type in the 'make install' step, it will usually execute a copy command which is echoed on stderr. So you could redirect the
output.
 
  


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