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Old 02-06-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
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umm where did it go?


i downloaded vmware in .rpm format, i double clicked the icon, and it says the package is now installed, where did it install too? or more or less where is the file i need to run it

i use rh8
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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the file should be on your path, so you don't need to know where it is. remember that unix has different standard procedures and practises to windows, so it helps a lot to not try to impose things you expect in windows onto linux. obviously if you've no other experience then you can't always help it...
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:45 PM   #3
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what do you mean "your path"


please note, im pretty new to installing things...
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:48 PM   #4
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a path is a set of directories which the system will look in for executable files. /bin, /usr/bin and so forth. vmware is probably in one of them somewhere.... just tell it to run "vmware" and that should be it.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:51 PM   #5
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When you log into the system there are a set of variables that contain values used "behind the scenes" so to speak. One of those variables is called PATH. You can see your path from a command line if you type this:
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echo $PATH
The output is a list of directories, each separated by a colon. This list is used to find programs on the system. When you type a command, linux looks at the first directory in the list and tries to find a filename that matches the command you entered. If it can't find one, it tries the next directory, and so on until it does find a match. If it finds a match, it will execute the program. If not, it will tell you it's an unknown command.

FYI: You actually have a PATH variable in Windows too, but it's used far less than it is in linux.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 07:47 PM   #6
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ok thx i found the wizward, now has ne one ever used VWmare in Linux?
 
  


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