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Old 06-22-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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installation via .rpm, (where is it???)


in mandrake, im trying to install some programs using a .rpm package such as WINE, i double click, click install, and then it says "to satisfy dependecies blablabla", i click ok, a little progress bar comes up, finishes and disappears. where is my app? where did it install to? how do i open it?

i know this has got to me THE most noobest quesiton ever, but bear with me here.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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wow, look at me make an idiot of myslef on the internet. nm, i found it in the start menu.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 06:49 AM   #3
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Good for you. Good luck and cheers
 
Old 06-22-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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Depends on the app you install. In general an rpm holds several files (manual pages, documentation files, binaries etc.) and files are installed in the directories they are supposed to go. Try opening up a console in KDE or Gnome and type in the first letters of the package you have installed and press the tabulator key which brings up a list of the applications you can run. Some apps in Mandrake also add entries to the Start-Menu in KDE/GNOME but few do.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 12:45 PM   #5
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Also in terminal type locate <whatsitsname> sometimes if you log out and then back in it will show up on your menu.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mankind75
Depends on the app you install. In general an rpm holds several files (manual pages, documentation files, binaries etc.) and files are installed in the directories they are supposed to go. Try opening up a console in KDE or Gnome and type in the first letters of the package you have installed and press the tabulator key which brings up a list of the applications you can run. Some apps in Mandrake also add entries to the Start-Menu in KDE/GNOME but few do.
i guess what im asking then is, where are they supposed to go? also, whats the tabulator key? or is that just tab and you tried to make it interesting?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 07:13 AM   #7
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Installed Winamp, can find it

Okey i recently installed winamp with a .rpm package, i think it installed correctly but now i can't seem to find it back. HELP
 
Old 06-25-2004, 10:49 AM   #8
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Programs get installed under the /usr/share directory. The tab key is the same as the Tabular Key and you can find indatlled programs by typing the command

whereis nameofprogram
 
Old 06-25-2004, 02:41 PM   #9
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where do you get winamp for linux from?

and do in the terminal

su
<rootpassword>
updatedb(this may take a little while, its normal)
locate <nameofprogram>
 
Old 06-25-2004, 05:59 PM   #10
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Okay, first off i got the winamp for linux from

http://www.dawnload.net/alternative_...for_linux.cfm, and i found the program in my file:/usr/local/Winamp. But now I have some new problems:

When i try to start the Winamp.exe file it doesn't do anything, when i try to run it from the terminal program with ./winamp.exe i get the following message:

./Winamp.exe: error while loading shared libraries: libcommon.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Any ideas ?

Next problem -> I've installed Mozilla and when I try to run it from the terminal it works, but when i try and double click on the same file, it doesn't do anything. What can I do about it ?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 06:48 PM   #11
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Exclamation

Another quick question, is there a posibillity that I can logon to KDE as a root user, so that i don't get access denied when I try to do something . Really need all the help I can get.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 07:07 PM   #12
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yes you can log into kde as root. also, you do know that you cant use .exe software in linux unless you have a properly configured install of wine, which is pretty damn complicated.

to log in as root, go to start-system-config-conf rue desktop. when you open that up, go to search and type in user. then go ot the user properties thing by clicking on the users icon in the search area. at the bottom left corner, there is a buton that says advanced or something, click it and do what it says. then, go to the users tab in the users options page and uncheck "root" from teh hide users thing in the middle of the screen. got that? iknow its a little complicated, but you should be able to figure it out.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 07:47 PM   #13
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Thank you very very much nuka_t
 
Old 06-25-2004, 08:00 PM   #14
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When i trying to install a program with the ./configure command
i get this message

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking for gm4... no
checking for m4... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

No acceptable C compiler. what's that ? And how do i get it to work ?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 08:51 PM   #15
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i remember when i made that exact same post. go to start-system-configure-packages-add packages. then, click on the developer checkbox and installl. they are compilers that are required to install progs in linux from source.
 
  


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