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I have just installed Suse linux, I also installed and am ruining opera (a web browser).
opera went under Applications and under webbrowsers. As you can see installing it form a rpm is not the problem,
my problem is I just downloaded a file sharing program called edonkey it is in a RPM format now I did the same as on opera like so (rpm -ivh <name of file>).
I did this under it own folder (ed2k) now after I did it I can not find the files that it unpacked and or installed. where are they? this is not a gui program it is text based the problem is it is not on the menu and I cant seem to find it any where.
ps: do any of you know where video codic for lunux is I have a pac for windows but i need one for Linux.
Thank you all
Last edited by phoenix_wolf; 12-01-2004 at 04:07 PM.
I also installed the Mplayer and when trying to configure it doing this (./configure) it tells me that i need a newer gcc C compiler. where do I find it on the net and where do I install it on the pc I am using suse 9.1. also how do I find what verson I have here.
Last edited by phoenix_wolf; 12-01-2004 at 05:30 PM.
What distro are you actually using? To install a package that your rpm database insists is already installed, you can do "rpm -Uvh --force packagname.rpm" or "rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps packagname.rpm".
Ok I put both of them ("rpm -Uvh --force packagname.rpm" or "rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps packagname.rpm".) but all it does is show the preparing and installing but I can not find where the files went to or the program on the menu. I am using Suse 9.1 also where do i finde the gcc C compiler verson that I have.
Most rpms install packages in your PATH so you may just have to type the program name in a console to get it running. If it doesn't work for you, you can find out whether your package is installed, by typing "rpm -qa | grep -i packagename" . Don't type all the details about the rpm, just the name. If it's installed, to find out what files are contained in the rpm, run "rpm -qlp packagname". Hopefully u'll be able to get the name of the executable after runnning those commands.