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Old 08-25-2003, 01:12 AM   #1
Whiskydog
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Question Post install procedure for RPMs


I know this sounds like a really daft question but...what do you do (how do you access) what you have just installed with an RPM? I have just tried to load the APT RPM and all seemed to go ok (right click and 'install packages' ) - no problems reported - but how do I now use APT ie where is it? is does not appear on any menu. I am using Redhat 9. I have logged back on etc (refugee from MS!)

Tried the same with Synaptic - I am sure its there somewhere but where?

Sorry if this sounds really stupid.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:01 AM   #2
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APT is a sbin file i think (system bin)

in which case

open terminal
su to root

type apt

type man apt to get help on apt options

the command line is a great place to launch progs from
because you will get error messages if there are any to be seen

alternatively

su to root
type updatedb to update the database

then
type
locate apt
 
  


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