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Old 03-26-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
christylea
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vncviewer nowhere to be found after vnc yum install


I've tried researching a bit before asking this ridiculous question - but I'm frustrated at this point so I'll go ahead and embarrass myself.

I just downloaded the vnc rpm from realvnc.com, did the yum install of it, and cannot find my viewer.

Here's what I did:

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$ sudo yum install ~/Downloads/vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm
Loaded plugins: changelog
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Examining /home/cnorman/Downloads/vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm: vnc-4.1.3-1.i386
Marking /home/cnorman/Downloads/vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vnc.i386 0:4.1.3-1 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

==================================================================================================== ============================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
==================================================================================================== ============================================
Installing:
vnc i386 4.1.3-1 /home/cnorman/Downloads/vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm 1.5 M

Transaction Summary
==================================================================================================== ============================================
Install 1 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.5 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing : vnc [1/2]
Checking for perl... [OK]
Checking for uname... [OK]
Checking for xauth... [OK]
Erasing : vnc-server [2/2]

Installed: vnc.i386 0:4.1.3-1
Complete!
[cnorman@cnormant60 vnc]$ locate vnc
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K35vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K35vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K35vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/K35vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc4.d/K35vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d/K35vncserver
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K35vncserver
/etc/sysconfig/vncservers
/home/cnorman/Downloads/vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm
/usr/bin/Xvnc
/usr/bin/vncconfig
/usr/bin/vncpasswd
/usr/bin/vncserver
/usr/bin/x0vncserver
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libvnc.so
/usr/share/vnc
/usr/share/man/man1/Xvnc.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/vncconfig.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/vncpasswd.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/vncserver.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/x0vncserver.1.gz
/usr/share/terminfo/a/amiga-vnc
/usr/share/vnc/classes
/usr/share/vnc/classes/index.vnc
/usr/share/vnc/classes/logo150x150.gif
/usr/share/vnc/classes/vncviewer.jar


[cnorman@cnormant60 vnc]$ locate vncviewer
/usr/share/vnc/classes/vncviewer.jar

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I thought you used to be able to just download the executable for the viewer and save it without having to install anything. Maybe that has changed, or maybe I don't know where to find it any more.

Thanks in advance,

Christy
 
Old 03-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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Should be located in /usr/bin. I see from your listing that it is indeed no where to be found. The tightvnc package also provides a vncviewer and would be a better choice to use. It's optimised for speed over remote connections.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} View Post
Should be located in /usr/bin. I see from your listing that it is indeed no where to be found. The tightvnc package also provides a vncviewer and would be a better choice to use. It's optimised for speed over remote connections.
Well at least it _is_ supposed to be there and I'm not missing something glaringly obvious.

I considered TightVNC but I'm stubborn and want this to work. If no one knows what I'm doing wrong I'll have to give up.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
I just downloaded the vnc rpm from realvnc.com,
You shouldn't need to do this, your distro's package manager should handle it for you. You haven't told us your distro, and they are all a bit different but on my kubuntu (debian-based) distro all I needed was the following packages:
vnc4-common
vnc4server
xvnc4viewer


"Pointy-click, pointy-click, OK, done." and all was sweet.

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I thought you used to be able to just download the executable for the viewer and save it without having to install anything.
Linux isn't windows
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If no one knows what I'm doing wrong I'll have to give up.
Why "give up"?. Just install the right package(s). Give it a go.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 01:04 AM   #5
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Try to run
Code:
rpm -ql vnc
It will tell you two things:
1) Is vnc package really installed
2) It's file list
 
Old 03-27-2009, 03:28 PM   #6
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You know - I don't think I ever tried doing this with yum. Why...is another [long] story in itself. But...that must have worked. I tried it, thinking I'd tried it before for sure, and it did tell me there was nothing to do, but low and behold, when I did the locate this time it was there.

Thanks for pointing out the obviously simple.
 
  


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