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