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Old 03-26-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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disappearing installations


After I install somethings, they just seem to disappear off the face of the earth. If I install something, and it isnt located in my star menu, how do I find it? The find files utility seems to be useless for this, and I browse all through my files and find nothing linking to it at all! Maybe there is a better way to do this using the console?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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Not all programs are added to the menu. Usually only those installed from RPM packages and (at the same time) graphical ones. If you install a program and can't find it, try to run it (using its name) from terminal (alt+f2 in KDE or from program like xterm, konsole, rxvt or similar).

There's also a trick that shows you all files from a package. If you run
rpm -ql packagename
you get a list of all files from that package. Browse it and you'll find an executable (with no extension and in most cases in bin/ subdirectory somewhere).

You can edit your menu using Mnadrake tool for menu editing - the command you need to type as program name is the same as the one you need to use to run it from command line (and the same as executable name).
 
  


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