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Old 12-10-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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How do you know where your application got installed too?


I have been installing few apps the last couple of days on my Fedora system. Unfortunatly it's a pain in the butt. I could download the SRC and then compile it but I am lazy! So I have been downloading apps using RPM's. Unfortunatly once an app is installed there is no icon on my menu bar and I have no idea where it was installed or what it was called.

Ex:

Main actor: /opt/MainActor_v5/mactor
Scorched3D /usr/lib/Scorched3d/scorched3d

THIS IS NUTS! Is there any better way than this???? Is apt or a different system better? A new user might have all the good tools comming with linux now but trying to add one to your system can be a nightmare!

Any idea's on how I can make this easier on myself? Just the fact that I have to ask the question is crazy. Shouldn't this have been sorted out by now?
Thanks,

Eric
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:50 PM   #2
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I am not sure if this is what you are looking for but her is an example
Code:
shane@marsala shane $ whereis gaim
gaim: /usr/bin/gaim /usr/lib/gaim /usr/man/man1/gaim.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/gaim.1.gz
/usr/bin is usually where the executable is, the one that starts the program. in my example /usr/lib is where the program is stored.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:54 PM   #3
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Have you tried a whereis? do this in console it will show where the executable is, most of the time it's in usr/bin/
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:48 PM   #4
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Whereis only works when it's on the path... When installing an RPM you don't tell the program where it is going to install. If it's on the path that's great.... but for MainActor it went to

/opt/MainActor_v5/mactor

This is not on the path... So if I double click an RPM I have no idea where it's going to go. Then I have to search my system for it and hope I find it. I hate doing that. Especially if I don't know what the executable is called.

I thought main actor could be:
MainActor or
mainactor

I didn't think it was mactor

These auto installs are nice but it would be good if they would put things in the same place! /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin or something!
 
Old 12-11-2003, 01:20 AM   #5
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If you have KDE installed, run kpackage. There should be a tab on the right hand side of the display that will show where every file for every single package is installed.

There may be some record of it in /var/log, but it's been so long since I've used an rpm based distro that I can't really be sure.

If you really want to get your hands dirty, learn to use grep. It's one of the most powerful tools available on any unix system.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:27 AM   #6
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find / appname | grep appname
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:59 AM   #7
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rpm -qlp <package_name> will list the files in an rpm package.

John
 
Old 12-11-2003, 09:52 AM   #8
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or #locate
before do an #updatedb as root
 
  


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