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Old 03-03-2004, 02:04 AM   #1
Wynand1
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Question How to know what is installed


1 : How do you know what's been installed on a linux PC (from source and packages)

2: And what to type in a terminal to run the application / package installed?

3: If you type 'make install' where does everythig go ? Can you delete the directory which contained the sources?

4: How do you check how much diskspace is left on a partition.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:56 AM   #2
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1. depends on your distribution. .example : slackware using pkgtool to manage the packages

2. see the documentation(README, INSTALL etc) in the source
3.yes. you can delete the source
4. at terminal, type "df" or "df -h" or "df --help" for more option
 
Old 03-03-2004, 03:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Nazmin , but is there any way too see whats been installed form source not packages or will pkgtool (example only) show you that too ?

How do you make you own packages for say Mandrake/RedHat

Do you know of any gui tool that can show you your disk usage ( nice one with graphs... ) ?


If i try too install a package for which the package dependencies have not been met, is there a way too automatically download and install the required packages ?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:51 AM   #4
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which distribution you are using
 
Old 03-03-2004, 05:04 AM   #5
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Gkrellm is an excellent system tool which can show you all kinds of funky information about your system from local weather to disk space on each partition. It also shows memory consumption, time and bandwidth usage.

Have a look at the website. If your using Mdk it should be listed on contrib I think, download it and have a look.

www.gkrellm.net/
 
Old 03-03-2004, 07:12 AM   #6
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if you use rpms,

'rpm -qa' lists all installed rpms.
'rpm -qal' lists all the files in those packages (usually lots)

rpm is a tool worth a few hours playing with.

As we all know, In the end, for serious work
using the command line and vi is always faster than any GUI.

I use a Makefile to make files called rpm.lis and rpm.index and keep them
up to date so can easily search for any info I need.
I'll dig it out if you want.

With queryformat and date options you can (look in the rpm docs,
/usr/share/doc/packages/rpm ?) order by install date. Which is good
coz you can install stuff then go through the latest, play and then get rid
of them if they're rubbish.


If you want a graphical tool there is one I used to use called 'xrpm'
which was beatifully small, light and simple and did exactly what i
generally needed. Python tool or Tcl, can't remember.


hopefully helpful

billy
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:23 PM   #7
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Smile

I'm currenty testing Vector Linux , but I've also tested some others (redhat,mandrake,peanut.....).
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:18 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wynand1

If i try too install a package for which the package dependencies have not been met, is there a way too automatically download and install the required packages ?
Yes, depends on the distro you're using. For Debian there's apt, for Fedora there's yum and apt-get, for Gentoo it's emerge I think, Slackware has it's own too, can't recall the name now though (and too lazy too look it up )

I have no clue about Vector Linux though, never played around with it.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:31 AM   #9
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vector linux.....i think better you ask this questions in Vector linux forum....this might help you
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:15 AM   #10
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Created the 3 Fedora image CDs- now to install?
Boot from CD1? Should I be able to see what's on the CD's with Win2K?
nb. CD1 won't boot CD just cycles forever.
Do I need a boot disk? Special partition? Any Fedora Install lit pointers would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:27 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by fludlite
Created the 3 Fedora image CDs- now to install?
Boot from CD1? Should I be able to see what's on the CD's with Win2K?
nb. CD1 won't boot CD just cycles forever.
Do I need a boot disk? Special partition? Any Fedora Install lit pointers would be appreciated.
Yes, you should be able to see what's on them on Win2k. And the first CD should be bootable.
so, the system tries to boot from CD1 but doesn't get further..and the CD cycles without end? Seems to be something wrong the recordable, the burning etc. try to burn CD1 again.

just to be sure: you burned them as images, right?

Last edited by crypticsoda; 03-05-2004 at 09:52 AM.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:47 AM   #12
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Thanx for the qick reply...yup downloaded fedora as an iso-created image with Easy CD Creator 4
Interesting that I can't read ANY of 4 CD's that I converted from ISO
I think you have the answer. I'll continue until I SEE the stuff on the CD's.

Thanks again.
 
  


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