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Old 06-26-2003, 09:57 PM   #1
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Finding installed programs?

RH8, Kde, newbie
I installed a program and i cant find it installed anywhere, it was a RPM and when i try to reinstall it, it says its already installed. What do i do?
Old 06-26-2003, 10:16 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:18 PM   #3
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well lets just say the file was called theprogram.rpm assuming you used an rpm, then you could open a terminal and type "whereis theprogram" or "locate theprogram" and it will tell you where it went....even if it was a tarball the same stands true...
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The program is called privoxy.
Old 06-26-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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rpm -qa | grep -i "the file name"

*use above command without quote

if " the file name" exist it will show!....

to uninstall it use

rpm -e "the file name"

*use above command without quote
Old 06-26-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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What was the program or package name?

Try opening an x terminal and giving the first bit of the package name

If I installed qcad-1.5.4-2.redhat.i386.rpm, I would try the command


# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 06-26-2003, 10:23 PM   #7
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huh, i found it using the whereis command, how come when i tried to find it with the find files in kde it only found the rpm? wierd, anyway how do i run it, All the files look like text files and 3 of them are shortcuts to web pages. Thanks


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