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Old 01-01-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
BAK2004
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Question Finding newly installed packages


This may seem a silly question, but I've often found that the most simple things with Linux are the ones that don't have HOWTOs.

I've just installed d4x-2.03-2.src.rpm (downloader for X) only I can't find the command to run the program. Is there any way to figure out what the main executable of a package will be and where it is located once installed?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Finding newly installed packages

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Originally posted by BAK2004
This may seem a silly question, but I've often found that the most simple things with Linux are the ones that don't have HOWTOs.

I've just installed d4x-2.03-2.src.rpm (downloader for X) only I can't find the command to run the program. Is there any way to figure out what the main executable of a package will be and where it is located once installed?
Anytime you download an RPM formatted package and it has src in it, its the source rpm in which you'd have to rebuild before actualling installing it via rpm -ivh <package.rpm> and so on..

man rpmbuild
man rpm

And if your not familiar with building rpm's, you'll definitely have to read up on it and probably better off actually finding and just installing already built rpm packages, not the sourced ones.
 
  


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