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Old 04-01-2003, 07:21 AM   #1
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running installed programs


this is really lame, I installed a program from an rpm package and now I have a folder full of .bin files etc.
Thing is I can't get it to run, I'm wondering if there's a shell command that I need to use instead of just clicking around like a muppet

Thanks for anything you can offer,
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Old 04-01-2003, 07:32 AM   #2
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to run files: ./<filename>
to install rpm's: rpm -ivh <rpmname>
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:33 AM   #3
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Lets says you installed the wine rpm.(Since I'm having current issues with wine) After installing the rpm you can do:

whereis wine

This will spitback the location of the wine program. If there was a file called wine.bin in /usr/local/wine that you wanted to run you could do:

/usr/local/wine/wine.bin

and it would run the wine.bin executable assuming that the permissions are correct. If you are in the /usr/local/wine directory and you want to run wine.bin you would type:

./wine.bin

Hope this helps!
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:59 AM   #4
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Thanks

Cheers guys, thing is I'm now in windows since I haven't even got my dialup account setup under Mandrake. Redefining newbie, one day at a time...

While I'm here, if there's a shell script file should I run that or just hunt for a .bin? I like the sound of whereis, it should come in handy.

Thanks again,
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Old 04-01-2003, 08:07 AM   #5
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for your dialup: run pppconfig as root
 
Old 04-03-2003, 10:38 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by iceman47
to run files: ./<filename>
to install rpm's: rpm -ivh <rpmname>
Hi total noob here too. Is there a good list of commands like this somewhere? Thanks.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 11:36 PM   #7
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Yes, there are many, many, many sources of basic Linux commands and enough information out there (not to mention, here) to make any newbie an expert in a matter of... well it depends, but try this site, you'll not be disappointed.

www.google.com/linux
 
Old 04-04-2003, 12:37 AM   #8
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thanks.
 
  


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