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Old 10-29-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
tharpa
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how to find installed programs


I am using Ark Linux. I finally got the install to work. I then installed their development package, the installation of which appeared to go successfully. However, the programs do not appear in the menu. I cannot seem to find them. Does that mean that they did not install, or is there a trick to finding them?

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Old 10-29-2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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I can't speak from direct experience on ARK, but in every linux I've used installed packages are in /usr/bin or /usr/sbin.
As a last resort, su to root and enter:
find / -type f -name '*foo*' -print
That will show you all files with "foo" on your system.
Look in your commands for anything to do with menus as well. Some menu changes don't show up until after you log out and log in again.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:50 AM   #3
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Install Log for SUSE Pro 9.1

Seems to me that I recently saw a tutorial that stated there is an install.log that shows all the files that have installed on your computer.
Pretty sure that this related to Red Hat. Could there be an install.log for other linux distros and if so, any idea where that may be?
Couldn't locate it in usr/bin or usr/sbin.

Thanks from a noob.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 09:11 AM   #4
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@tharpa: a very nice tool to locate executables that are present in your path is the command 'which' :

Quote:
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which - shows the full path of (shell) commands.

SYNOPSIS
which [options] [--] programname [...]

DESCRIPTION
Which takes one or more arguments. For each of its argu-
ments it prints to stdout the full path of the executables
that would have been executed when this argument had been
entered at the shell prompt. It does this by searching for
an executable or script in the directories listed in the
environment variable PATH using the same algorithm as
bash(1).

This man page is generated from the file which.texinfo.
 
  


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