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Old 12-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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Installation Path lookup?


How do I lookup the installation directory of a program?

i.e. I'd like to know what directory mysql was installed to, how do I look this up?
 
Old 12-18-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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Code:
whereis <program-name>
After anything specifically with MySQL?
 
Old 12-18-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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If you are using an rpm based distro running something like "rpm -ql mysql" will show you where all the files were placed. Another very good command is "which". It only looks in your path, so shows you where executables are.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 06:03 AM   #4
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If you are using an rpm based distro running something like "rpm -ql mysql" will show you where all the files were placed.
The .deb equivalent is
Code:
dpkg -L <package-name>
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:14 AM   #5
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The .deb equivalent is
Code:
dpkg -L <package-name>
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Cool. Thanks for that one.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 06:16 PM   #6
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If you are using an rpm based distro running something like "rpm -ql mysql" will show you where all the files were placed. Another very good command is "which". It only looks in your path, so shows you where executables are.
As far as I understand, that only holds through for programs that were installed via RPM? What about makefile type of installs?

I ran whereis php and got the following:
Code:
 whereis php
php: /usr/bin/php /etc/php.d /etc/php.ini /usr/lib/php /usr/lib/php.ini /usr/local/bin/php /usr/local/lib/php.ini,v /usr/local/lib/php /usr/local/lib/php.ini /usr/include/php /usr/man/man1/php.1 /usr/share/man/man1/php.1.gz
How do I know which one is being used?
Is it /usr/bin/php
or /usr/local/bin/php?
 
  


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