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Old 09-21-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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finding out where are programs installed (yum)

when using yum install xxxxxx, how can you find out where that program is intalled locally?

for example, i just installed the bittorrent-gui, but have no idea where it is/how to run it

thanks in advance,

Old 09-21-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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in fedora all the new applications are installing in /usr/bin, to run that applicaion in a terminal type the name and enter:
if you got the error command not found do:
whereis bittorrent-gui
it will show the full path to the applicaiton then run the apps with the full path:
Old 09-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #3
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Another very useful tool for finding things is "locate". First (and, say, once a week or so thereafter) run "updatedb" to get and keep the slocate database up to date. Then, when you want to find something, run "locate <search string>". See the locate manpage for details.
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You can always list the contents of a package with the command: rpm -ql <package-name>


- open a terminal window
- get a list of all (installed) packages with : rpm -qa
- pick out the package you want to investigate (in this case yum itself): rpm -qa | grep yum
- you'll get an answer like: yum-2.4.0-0.fc4
- now list the contents of the installed package with: rpm -ql yum-2.4.0-0.fc4
- you'll get a list with all the files that are in the (installed) package.
- if you want to know where the executables are: rpm -ql yum-2.4.0-0.fc4 | grep bin

You can also list the contents of a .rpm file with: rpm -qlp <rpm file>

I dunno if there is a GUI version of the rpm command that supports the -l option....

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