Originally posted by vincebs
Well you could type rpm -qa in a Terminal to get the list of RPM packages installed
If you install Synaptic I think it also tells you what you have and can update
You say to use Synaptic if I installed it. Ok I found the homepage for Synaptic and it say
To compile you will need Gtk 2.2 or the latest version of Window Maker, 0.66.0 or CVS (for WINGs). There is optional support for output into libzvt (part of gnome-libs).
I do not know if I have Gtk 2.2 or Window Maker, 0.66.0
already installed because I have no way of telling what is already installed.
And as far as using rpm -qa
yes it tells me what RPM'S are installed but it does not tell me what they are good for.
Yes I know I can do a rpm -q ( name ) and find out what the program does but there hundreds of them.
Here is an example:
I have no idea as to what use these programs are. They may be very useful but I do not know how to find out what they do.
So do you see what the problem is. This is a problem that exsists on all operating sysytem.
There are a ton of program but no centeral place to look for what they do.
Thanks for the reply.