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Old 08-27-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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mandrake package install question


I am new to linux and need a little help.I am using mandrake(mandriva?)10.1 official.Got the 3 iso files from linuxiso and burned them.I figured out how to add urpmi repositories and browse them.

I downloaded [cheops-1.1-1buho] and installed it.Where did it go?I dont know which directory to search in.I am using the default package manager and the gnome desktop.do all d/l and installed packages always go to a default dir?

When I find the install how do I create a shortcut to the desktop?Can I drag it there?

Although linux is new and a little confusing to me I am really glad I found an alternative to MS commercialized crap.This is a great forum BTW.

Thanks for the help.

Jeff
 
Old 08-27-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: mandrake package install question

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I downloaded [cheops-1.1-1buho] and installed it.Where did it go?I dont know which directory to search in.I am using the default package manager and the gnome desktop.do all d/l and installed packages always go to a default dir?
I'm no so sure what cheops-1.1buho is, but if it's an executable package,after installation, try running it from command line, thats the most common way to run app in linux. Just type something like "che" , press tab and let the shell look for it

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When I find the install how do I create a shortcut to the desktop?Can I drag it there?
Which desktop environment do you use? If you're using KDE/Gnome, they should have a menu that allow you to create shortcut just like in windows. It's not that hard.

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