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Old 05-04-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Searching problem, looking for application [Fedora]

Well i have just recently installed Fedora. I tried to search for a application that I just installed
When i searched the system came with an error saying

warning: You need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the database.

So, i hop on the terminal, typed updatadb. It seems like it was waiting for some kind of input from me. But i didn't know what to do. Can anyone give me a heads up?
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what command do you used to search that program?

was it installed from rpm? if yes then type "rpm -qa | grep programname"

to create a database with updatedb use "updatedb --output=<file>"
for more help type "updatedb --help" and you get an help output.

post more info plz, what program, what search command you used.

cheers, boby
Old 05-06-2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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as i know updatedb is neccessary to find files from X window search. i think it creates some list of files.
as Boby said u may search the if the rpm packet of that sofware installed with "rpm" command. if u wanna search a file or directory, u may prefer "find" command in terminal.
here is an example. im seraching a file which contains "xxx" words in /etc directory:
$find /etc -name "*xxx*" -type f

also u may prefer "whereis"

$whereis updatedb

but find comand is better.

i hope this helps u

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:17 PM   #4
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I'm sorry everyone now that I have done a little more research let me clarify things.

I wanted to listen to some music on air
On the web site is said that I had to install Real Player to listen on line.
I get on Real Players website i download Real Player 8.
I then install Real Player with rpm. All good right? Wrong
I go back to the air1 website. And when I try to listen on line it says that I need download and
install Real Player. but when I try to install it again Linux keeps telling me that Real Player is already installed.

So, if anyone out there has any suggestions please help a bra tha out.
Thanks community


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