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Old 10-13-2003, 08:27 PM   #1
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lignumCAD installation


i have installed lignumCAD. i have checked installed packages and the software installer for mandrake 9.1 shows me that the package does infact exist, however, i am unable to find a way to start the program so i can evaluate it. i also installed varicad and it created a start up link in the applications menu. i have checked for a start up link in kde and gnome and am still unable to find even a command that will start the program.i have searched the machine to even find the lignumCad install file or folder and cannot locate it. my questions are
1 has anyone else had this problem?
2 how can i locate installed packages from a file manager?
3 are there any special command to start a program?
thx in advance for any help.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 10:07 PM   #2
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To find out the name of the executable program open a terminal and type in:

rpm -ql lignumcad | less
This will give you a listing of every file installed as part of the lignumcad package. One of those files is the executable program.

Maybe the rpm package name is not lignumcad. Type in:
rpm -qa | less
and you will get the name of every rpm installed on your system.

" are there any special command to start a program?"

Once you find out what the executable program name is for lignumcad then you can type that name in to a command line, create a desktop icon to execute the program, or add it to a KDE or Gnome menu.


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Old 10-14-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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thank you i have found it.
 
  


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