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Old 09-01-2006, 06:16 AM   #1
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to know whether a library is installed or not


How to know whether a library is installed or not in Linux?
 
Old 09-01-2006, 06:30 AM   #2
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find /usr/lib [libname]

If that doesn't bring up a result... you might not have it! Replace /usr/lib with / that will search the entire file-system.
If you use a distro with package management you best bet is to open the package manager and search within that.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #3
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I'm new to this forum. trying to understand LINUX and using RED HAD 8.X. Interested in knowing in how it works.

Hope to learn a lot and looking forward to work with all of you in the future.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 06:57 AM   #4
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Redhat uses "rpm" (Redhat package management). Redhat 8 is very old. I would suggest downloading a modern distro like fedora (based on redhat) and try it on a spare computer. It will teach you alot. If you must use Redhat 8, just do a search in the LQ.org Redhat section for package management stuff, also, open a terminal and type "man rpm" then press enter key. Read it, press "q" to exit. There is a "man" (manual) page for every command on your system.
 
  


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