gnome-pim was a nogo. i tried all those commands. i ran a whereis gnome-pim but returned nothing. running locate on gnome-pin returned a whole list of files, but nothing in the /usr/local/bin directory. and as for a log of installed packages, i have no idea where it is, i tried to hun around but figured it was a time wasted because there are just too many directories.
i'm gonna try one more time as my hunt for another PIM isn;t doing too well
 the more interesting part (to me) is that gnomecal and gnomecard are both getting installed. there are a few errors, but i'm guessing that is caused by running the two apps individually ratherthen with gnimepim.
any other ideas on what to do?