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Old 04-07-2004, 09:29 PM   #1
lykoszine
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installed software dir in Mandrake10


HI All

Stupid question here. I am using Mandrake 10, and would like to know where software installed via the Mandrake Package manager is put?

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Old 04-07-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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For a good breakdown of directory structure, take a look at:

http://www.dynamic-apps.com/linux_directories.jsp

The /bin directory contains binaries (executables) that are used in single-user systems. For multi-user systems these binaries are usually stored in the /usr/bin directory.

You can usually locate a binary by using the whereis command in a terminal windows. For example, if you installed the apt-get RPM, you could enter:

whereis apt-get

At a terminal prompt, and a list of locations would be returned. The location that is of interest to you is /bin/apt-get or /usr/bin/apt-get.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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That makees life a lot easier, cheers.
 
  


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