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Old 01-26-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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how do I run a newly installed rpm package

I just downloaded and installed an rpm of aMSN from:
When I clicked on it it installed but now I have no clue on how to run it.

Any help would be great, thanks
Old 01-26-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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Have you tried typing
into a shell (konsole, xterm, aterm, gterm etc.) ?


Old 01-26-2005, 09:37 PM   #3
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"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.

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Old 01-26-2005, 10:00 PM   #4
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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?
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rpm -qa | grep aMSN
rpm -qa | grep amsn

Try both.


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