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Old 07-19-2005, 02:05 AM   #1
frankie_DJ
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How do I know if an application is installed or not?


I couldn't start Mozilla (running Slackware10) even though it is in the KDE menu. I did the search on LQ and found that a lot of people had similar problem, but it seems everyone had Mozilla files in the /usr/bin. I don't. I guess that's where it should be if the application is installed, right?

(On the other hand KDE is running fine, but it's installed in /opt/kde?!).

I am kinda confused here. I was able to find Mozilla in the Slackware 1 CD, and I don't see why it shouldn't have been installed along with everything else.

This is what I get when I run slocate. Please tell me if I have it installed or not. I wil try to figure out myself what to do from there.

~$slocate -i mozilla
warning: slocate: warning: database /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db' is more than 8 days old
/usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/Mozilla-Optimization
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.4/include/mozilla-1.6
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.4/include/mozilla-1.6/dbm
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.4/include/mozilla-1.6/dbm/ncompat.h
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/plugins
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/netscape/run-mozilla.sh
/usr/lib/netscape/mozilla-xremote-client
/usr/share/zsh/4.2.0/functions/_mozilla
/usr/share/WindowMaker/Icons/Mozilla.png
/usr/share/icons/HighContrastLargePrint/48x48/apps/mozilla-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/HighContrastLargePrintInverse/48x48/apps/mozilla-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/Lush/scalable/apps/mozilla-star.svg
/usr/share/icons/Wasp/scalable/apps/mozilla-star.svg
/usr/share/icons/Nuvola/scalable/apps/mozilla.svg
/usr/share/icons/Nuvola/scalable/apps/mozilla-mail-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Nuvola/scalable/apps/mozilla-compose-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Nuvola/scalable/apps/mozilla-star.svg
/usr/share/icons/Amaranth/scalable/apps/mozilla-mail-icon.svg
/usr/share/mime/application/x-mozilla-bookmarks.xml
/usr/share/totem/mozilla-viewer.glade
/var/log/packages/mozilla-plugins-1.7-noarch-1
/var/log/scripts/mozilla-plugins-1.7-noarch-1
/opt/kde/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Internet/mozilla-firebird.desktop
/opt/kde/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Internet/mozilla-firefox.desktop
/opt/kde/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Internet/mozilla-thunderbird.desktop
/opt/kde/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Internet/mozilla.desktop
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/apps/mozilla_mail.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/apps/mozilla_m.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/22x22/mimetypes/mozilla_doc.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/32x32/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/32x32/apps/mozilla_mail.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/32x32/apps/mozilla_m.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/48x48/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/48x48/apps/mozilla_mail.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/48x48/apps/mozilla_m.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/64x64/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/128x128/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/crystalsvg/scalable/mimetypes/mozilla_doc.svgz
/opt/kde/share/icons/kids/16x16/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/kids/22x22/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/kids/32x32/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/kids/48x48/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/kids/64x64/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/kdeclassic/16x16/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/kdeclassic/48x48/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/icons/Locolor/16x16/apps/mozilla.png
/opt/kde/share/applnk/Internet/mozilla.desktop
/opt/kde/share/mimelnk/application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml.desktop
~$

Last edited by frankie_DJ; 07-19-2005 at 02:13 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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what errors do you get when trying to run mozilla? try opening a terminal and starting it from there and it will give you a list of errors why it's not starting....that will give you a start as to whats missing/wrong...

*edit

now that i read your output of slocate, it doesn't appear that you have mozilla installed...if you didn't install gnome, you probably didn't get mozilla installed...as it's part of the gnome package....but you can install it separately...

Last edited by detpenguin; 07-19-2005 at 02:14 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:15 AM   #3
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~$mozilla
-bash: mozilla: command not found


I did install gnome. IT's working fine.

Last edited by frankie_DJ; 07-19-2005 at 02:17 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:18 AM   #4
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try

whereis mozilla

and see what the output is...

if it comes back with no files, it's not installed, you'll need to slap the disk back in and install it...
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:34 AM   #5
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OK, so:

Code:
~$whereis mozilla
mozilla:
ALso:

Code:
~$whereis emacs
emacs: /usr/bin/emacs /usr/libexec/emacs /usr/share/emacs /usr/man/man1/emacs.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/emacs.1.gz
However:

Code:
~$whereis KWord
KWord:
The thing is, KWord is installed and running fine.

Last edited by frankie_DJ; 07-19-2005 at 02:37 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:44 AM   #6
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OK you are right, I don't have it.

I ran whereis kword (lowercase) and got the appropriate directory. Thanks a lot. I should have remembered 'whereis' myself.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:49 AM   #7
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it's easy to forget the little things....you can find mozilla in the xap directory on disk one...my mistake was thinking it was installed with gnome, sorry about that...
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:25 AM   #8
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How to Check What is Installed

You may want to Check this Thread:
It has a method to check for what is installed on you Linux System

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...67#post1750067

How to Check Installed RPM Software
Hope this Helps

Last edited by Martin Rasch; 07-19-2005 at 05:35 AM.
 
  


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