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Old 04-21-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
Tiyogi
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How do you list what software is installed?


Hi,

I have RH80 installed and what I would like to know is how do you get a list of software that is installed?
Most of the time I use KDE desktop.
Yes I know the "start " menu list a good deal of programs but it seem like there other software installed but not on the "start" menu.

So how does one go about finding out what is installed.
Thanks.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 11:23 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 04-22-2004, 07:46 AM   #3
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Quote:
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

Quote:
Building synaptic

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:

gpm-1.19.3-23
hesiod-3.0.2-21
isdn4k-utils-3.1-58


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.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 08:34 AM   #4
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Tiyogi, try typing rpm -qa|grep gtk and see what you get. You can pipe rpm -qa through grep to search for specific packages.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:29 PM   #5
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Tiyogi, try typing rpm -qa|grep gtk and see what you get. You can pipe rpm -qa through grep to search for specific packages.
Sorry tl511 you are missing the point of the orginal post, and that being how do I know what software I have loaded.

Go to your /usr/bin folder see how many programs are listed there.
Mine has over 1600 yet I only know what a hand full do.
This is the point I am trying to make.

How do you know what useful program maybe on your computer that you could use?

Thanks for repling.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:52 PM   #6
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I was refering to your question about which version of gtk you have installed. The way you know what software you have installed is by looking at the packages you first installed with the OS.
 
  


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