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Old 08-15-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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How to install programs ???????


Hi im using suse 9.3 in the gnome environment. I have been playing with it for about a month now and worked out how work most of the stuff, but what I dont know is how to install new programs., or after I do install new programs where to find them. Can someone give me a walkthrough on how new programs are installed with linux or give me a link to an easy to follow faq / walk through. I'm trying to install bittorent for linux and its an rpm package. thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:26 AM   #2
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ok I just searched the suse helper for how to install packages and it told me how to install using the terminal. So I tried and it said it was already installed so where do I find the program does it add it to the application menu??
does it get installed to a certain section by default like winds program files?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:31 AM   #3
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I don't use SuSE, but it has something called YaST, which installs programs for you. Here are some screenshots:

http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/sl...se=145&slide=1
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:35 AM   #4
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yes i used yast and I'm pretty sure its installed now, but now I need to know wherethe program is or how to run it open it etc.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:54 AM   #5
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If it's installed correctly, you should be able to run it by simply typing firefox in a terminal (or possibly mozilla-firefox). Alternatively, if you don't want to use the terminal every time, you can create a launcher in the panel or a shortcut in the KMenu to the command firefox.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 01:10 AM   #6
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HOWTO - Install Software [README]
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:03 AM   #7
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you can see all the files that were installed with a package by doing:
Code:
rpm -ql <package-name>
most packages put the executable file in a directory like /bin, /usr/bin, or /sbin, so you can search for executable files in a package by doing:
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rpm -ql <package-name> | grep bin
 
  


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