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Old 08-26-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
AAR5NG
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Where did Adept install my program?


Greetings all! Using Adept in the latest Kubuntu, I DL'd a program called fldigi and the process went through its paces rather smoothly. However, due to my inattention I failed to see where it was installed. Could someone please tell me how to find the program so I can run it?

Thank you.

Frank
 
Old 08-26-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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You don't need to keep track of where programs install to like you do under Windows; Linux programs are broken up into many small files that scatter through the entire filesystem, there is no central directory for installed programs (though one could argue that is what /usr/local is for). Adept doesn't say where things are installing to either, so you didn't miss anything.

To run the program, open the Terminal and simply type in it's name; it will automatically locate and run it. Alternately, if it is a GUI program, it probably made a shortcut for it under your K menu.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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You can find out where the files belonging to a package are if you know the package name. Open a terminal and do this:
Code:
dpkg --listfiles packagename
You will find that the files are split up by type and installed in various locations according to the file type. For example, binaries usually go in /usr/bin, library files in /usr/lib, manual pages will go in /usr/share/man and so on. In these directories you will find the files for many packages.

The reasoning for this layout can be found in a document called the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. This is pretty dry reading, but there is some good info in there if you are curious about what should go where, and why.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 04:49 AM   #4
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Re: Where did Adept install my program?

Thank you both for sharing your expertise and responding to my question. It was very much appreciated. I hope one day to do the same for someone else. Thanks also to Linux Questions for the use of this wonderful resource.
Regards,

Frank
 
Old 08-27-2008, 05:55 AM   #5
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Dear aar5ng, I already answered your question. Please read my last reply - it will enable you to find the information you are looking for.
 
  


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