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Old 01-25-2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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slackware packages


when i install a package in slackware what exactly happens and where does the executable end up
i guess they all go to /bin? but sometimes i find them in the kde menu too, like azureus, but not all the programs i install go there. how can i add programs to choose from in the kde menu also.

thanks for any help
 
Old 01-26-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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You want to add and remove programs from your KDE menu? You should have a graphical tool to help you do this. I think its called Kmenuedit.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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If you have the "mc" package installed you can run midnight commander, or any other file manager to look inside a .tgz file. Inside it you will find a heirarchy(sp?) of directories. Then, look for the executable, this will tell you what and where things are to be installed.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puter
when i install a package in slackware what exactly happens and where does the executable end up
i guess they all go to /bin? but sometimes i find them in the kde menu too, like azureus, but not all the programs i install go there. how can i add programs to choose from in the kde menu also.

thanks for any help
The first logical spot to look would be /var/log/packages/<packagename>
It's a text-file that tells you all files and where they went.

If you're really just after a single executable, on the
command-line do:
which <programs-name>


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-30-2007, 12:42 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puter
when i install a package in slackware what exactly happens and where does the executable end up
i guess they all go to /bin? but sometimes i find them in the kde menu too, like azureus, but not all the programs i install go there. how can i add programs to choose from in the kde menu also.

thanks for any help
Even before you install a package, you can list the contents of the tgz (which is just short for tar.gz) package. That will give you all the files that will get placed in your directory structure.

I usually do this

Code:
tar -tvf SOME_PACKAGE.tgz | less
This gives me the eventual location, permission and size of the files in that archive.

Tux,

Last edited by tuxrules; 01-30-2007 at 12:43 PM.
 
  


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