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Old 08-31-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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Don't know how to lauch a program installed from rpm


I downloaded an RPM from here: http : // digilander . libero . it/ guituner / screenshots . html and when I install it, it doesn't show up in my "start menu" and I don't know how to launch it... I know it's a silly question, but I'm a total noob
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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rpm -ql <package-name>
will give you the files it installed ...

rpm -ql <package-name> | grep bin
should tell you the location of its executables.

You can then a) run it from a terminal or b)create
a menu-entry for it.


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Old 08-31-2004, 04:16 PM   #3
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You should be able to launch the program from the command line. Type the name of the binary, press enter.

It will launch if the user has a path to the binary. Most packages will put the binarys in /usr/bin. You Should not need to go there.

If it won't launch, go there and check out the binary names of the files. I have found not all names are what you might expect. Some use short forms.

You did not say what desktop you are running. You can make a windbloze like short cut for future convenience. You can also add the program to the start menu.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:20 PM   #4
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some programs can be launched from a terminal window

open up a shell and enter the package name

like guituner


if that doesnt launch the program try a quick search for in

type updatedb (this may take some time so wait for a prompt #)

type locate guituner (or the desired package name)



edit: OOPS I was typing the message while 2 people already replyed

Last edited by GUIPenguin; 08-31-2004 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:28 PM   #5
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How do I create a menu entry? I'm running KDE 3.2...
Btw, that package seems kinda buggy to me... I tried to compile from source, but it says

[root@giva guituner_0.02]# ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
configure: error: can not find install-sh or install.sh in . ./.. ./../..

and if i try to install an rpm through terminal it says

[root@giva downloads]# rpm -i guituner-0.02-2.i386.rpm
error: unpacking of archive failed on file ./usr/doc/guituner/COPYING: cpio: Archive file not in header

I don't know if these are bugs or what, but i don't get that kind of messages installing other programs...




Excuse a noob, he doesn't know what he's saying....

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Old 08-31-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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If it is KDE, right click on Start (the K symbol). You should see a Menu Editor option. That launches Menu Drake. The rest you can probably figure out.
 
  


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