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Old 01-21-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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Very first time using terminal....seems froze?


I am attempting to add and remove some programs...I typed in sudo dpkg --configure -a...It began the set up,or install of programs and then has been froze at this for an hour...Processing triggers for libc6...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
david david-desktop~$
It looks like its awaiting another command,to finish the process,what next to finished loading my programs??
Thanks..PS: This my first time doing this and i love it so far
I may have just figured it out on my own,i rebooted and now the programs are loading?? Why would they not just start from where i last typed...and why did the above happen..?Was i supposed to type more? or was that it?..

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Old 01-21-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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well if you got back to "david david-desktop~$" then it's all done. you could have issues with a binary moving places during an upgrade when using them from another terminal, but opening a new terminal should work just fine, never ever reboot!
 
Old 01-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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When you first log into a terminal it looks through your path and sees what is there. It will not recheck for new programs unless you tell it to. After you rebooted, it rechecked your path and found the new programs. Next time you add programs, run "rehash" in the terminal you are in and it should then see them. Opening a new terminal should also get you to see them in that terminal (but unless you rehash, you won't see them in any terminals that are already opened).

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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When you first log into a terminal it looks through your path and sees what is there. It will not recheck for new programs unless you tell it to. After you rebooted, it rechecked your path and found the new programs. Next time you add programs, run "rehash" in the terminal you are in and it should then see them. Opening a new terminal should also get you to see them in that terminal (but unless you rehash, you won't see them in any terminals that are already opened).

HTH

Forrest
THANKS EVERYONE!...Man i love Linux! What a great experience so far in this new world.
 
  


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