Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-16-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
Where'd they go?

Ok people, set phasers to newb. Anyways, if I download a program with apt-get (or synaptic as the case may sometimes be), where does the program go? I mean this in two ways; first, where is it saved? the / drive? Also, how do I access it? Some programs (like gaim) get added the the program lists in KDE while others (like eterm) don't seem to be (unless I just haven't found it). I installed xterm and I can run that using the 'run comman' feature but eterm won't work, can anyone help me out? lol thanks
Old 11-16-2004, 04:46 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 729

Rep: Reputation: 30
The downloaded deb files go into /var/cache/apt/archives/ and can be administered using "apt-get autoclean" or "apt-get clean".

Programs are generally installed in /usr/, the specific location may vary and there will be a link to a program in /usr/bin/ or another location specified in your PATH; use "echo $PATH" to see the locations.

The KDE menus are not always updated right away. After another login they usually are or use "update-menus" from the command line.

I have never used eterm, but running a program from the konsole will show any error messages, running it from "Run command" won't!
Old 11-16-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 105

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Great Thanks! I'll start messing with all that
Old 11-16-2004, 04:52 PM   #4
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Malvern, UK
Distribution: Debian Sarge (kernel 2.6.8)
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
By the way:

Eterm's command is 'Eterm' - note the capital 'E'!
Old 11-16-2004, 05:29 PM   #5
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 105

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
oh! lol thanks a lot


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTF? Where'd my HD go? NetRAVEN5000 Linux - Hardware 6 07-22-2005 12:05 PM
Where'd it go? mrde50garfield Mandriva 0 07-07-2004 05:12 PM
RH9 ... where'd it go?? VeganHacker Linux - Software 2 04-25-2004 11:13 PM
Where'd it go? rhraz Linux - Software 3 02-10-2004 11:02 PM
Now you see it, um...where'd it go? GhostInDarkness Red Hat 1 11-06-2003 01:00 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration