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Old 04-15-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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Trying to get a program loaded and how to confirm if it is?


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I ran the "yum search cd/dvd" command and it indicated braseros is something I should try. So I then ran a "yum install braseros" and it looked like it was installing it. But at the end this is the message I got:

Setting up Install Process
Package brasero-2.28.3-6.el6.i686 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

I don't see an icon for braseros so how do I tell if it is completely installed and ready to use? Thank you for your help!!!

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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Some programs have a graphic interface and some have text interfaces, a quick check that often works is to see if a programs package includes a desktop file:
Code:
$ rpm -ql brasero | grep desktop
/usr/share/applications/brasero.desktop
Then we can check what categories the application will be listed under:
Code:
$ grep Categories /usr/share/applications/brasero.desktop
Categories=GTK;GNOME;AudioVideo;DiscBurning
So on LXDE you'd look under the Sound & Video menu to find Brasero .. on other desktops the menu names will differ slightly but you should find something similar.
 
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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For these situations I think that "apropos" followed by "man" may be helpful sometimes. I don't know if these commands exist on the RPM linux lineage, but probably do.

Sometimes the name of executable will have annoying uppercase letters or underscores, or just a confusing name.
 
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:19 PM   #4
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Good call on apropos, and yes it's available on rpm based distros but generally man pages are only provided for command line usage. Graphical interface usage might be documented in pdf or html format, but there will usually only be help files included. To see what files have been tagged as documentation in an rpm you can use:
Code:
$ rpm -qd brasero
/usr/share/doc/brasero-3.8.0/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/brasero-3.8.0/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/brasero-3.8.0/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/brasero-3.8.0/README
/usr/share/man/man1/brasero.1.gz
In the case of Brasero there is no pdf or html documentation but help files are provided in multiple languages.
Code:
$ rpm -ql brasero | grep help
 
Old 04-15-2014, 09:37 PM   #5
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Look under Sound & Video or something similar (not sure how each desktop will list this category) in the main menu for something like CD/DVD Writer.
 
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As above, I'd expect it to be in the Menus; I use k3b and that's (only) in the 'Sound & Video' menu.
Linux doesn't generally create icons by default, but you can ask it to after its installed if you really want to.
 
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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Look under Sound & Video or something similar (not sure how each desktop will list this category) in the main menu for something like CD/DVD Writer.
Thanks RockDoc,
There it was man!
PROBLEM SOLVED

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