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Old 03-12-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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Where is everything?


Grrrr...

Just did apt-get install java-package because my firefox doesn't seem to have a java plugin. Most like something I did, honestly. Anyway, after the java-package install:

1. where is everything it just installed?

2. bigger question: how do I find automatically installed (i.e. apt or dpkg'd) application files?
 
Old 03-12-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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It would depend on your distro, which I am guessing is some flavor of Debian. But you will get more and better answers to your questions by including that info in your questions, or better yet, edit your profile to include that info.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 04:55 PM   #3
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Doh!

Right, right.

Knoppix 5.1 (though seemingly sage advice has inspired an imminent replacement of standard Debian).

I believe this implies "Sid" at the core.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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Sorry, I can't help with Knoppix. As long as you are trying out distros, I am also a newbie, and tried a bunch which were all nice. The reason I settled on Ubuntu (aside from its popularity) was the quality of support for new users. Check out http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy
and see if this "how to" type of help appeals to you.

If you google, I found a place on the web that has in interactive program that will help you find the right distro for you. It makes a recommendation based upon your wants, needs, experience, etc.

Bob
 
Old 03-12-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
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Heh

the linux chooser. But of course I used it! It came up with Debian. I assumed that newbs should use the "stable" version (named "Sarge" in Debian), but had much frustration getting wireless to work. Since Knoppix is built on "Sid", the less stable version of Debian, and had wireless tools working already, I used that.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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Getting back to the question.....Start by searching in /usr. If that doesn't work, then just /

AS ROOT:
find /usr -name 'java*'
Or
find / -name 'java*'

For the Firefox plugin, you will need to find the jre plugin and link it into the Firefox plugins directory.

On my system (RHEL4), this link:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 58 Feb 28 11:01 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

is found in this directory:
/usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.10/plugins

This gives you an idea what you are looking for.....
 
  


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