how do I run a newly installed rpm package
I just downloaded and installed an rpm of aMSN from:http://amsn.sourceforge.net/index.php
When I clicked on it it installed but now I have no clue on how to run it.
Any help would be great, thanks
Have you tried typing
"When I clicked on it it installed but now I have no clue on how to run it."
You can list all of the files that the rpm installed with:
rpm -ql aMSN | less
to get out of less type q
One of the files listed will be the executable program. Then you can do as mjrich suggests and type likely names into a terminal. Names in Linux are case dependent so the package may be called amsn instead of aMSN.
thanks for the responses, but that doesn't seem to work.
rpm -ql | less says that it isn't installed, so I tried it with the full name of the downloaded package. No luck. The only logical explanation would be that it didn't install.
Maybe I should be logged in as root rather than just a normal user?
Ordinarily, if I install a package from rpm, should it create a shortcut or something? I'm using Red Hat 9, so I just have to double-click on the dowloaded package for it to install.
Is there a different way I should do this in the fututre, for example when I need to install an OpenGL driver thing?
rpm -qa | grep aMSN
rpm -qa | grep amsn
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