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Old 01-01-2004, 12:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy After installing RPMs, what did it do? How to run the apps it installed?

I downloaded and installed the WINE RPM for Fedora. I believeit installed correctly (although I did note the ICU 2.6 needs to be installed too). Anyway, after installing an RPM, how do I know:
- what did the RPM actually do
- what did it install?; and where?
- how do I run WINE? Is it a program/service/ or called as needed when an app make a windows API call


Old 01-01-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
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You've to use the console/terminal. To know what the program does, is better to read it what it is before installing . The following commands might be useful for ya:

locate <what you are looking for>

( eg: locate wine ). This will return you the location of a program

whereis <what you are looing for>

Same as above. Remember though, that using wine ain't easy task. You are better off using Linux native applications first, unless you need something so badly which is Windows Exclusive. Anyway, to use wine, you've to

wine < name of the program.exe >

eg ( wine icqsetup.exe )

Good luck!
Old 01-01-2004, 11:51 AM   #3
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I have not used the console/terminal. I am using Gnome and just double-click the RPM.

I have been puzzled locating other applications as well. For example, Mozilla - I was installing the Flashplayer plug-in. In /usr/lib there is Mozilla directory and also Mozzila-1.4.1 Since Mozilla is empty I did figure it was Mozilla-1.4.1 but I thought there might be an easier way.

I will work on the suggestions you gave. Thanks.
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Yep you have to locate the app. yourself. Unlike windows Apps, for linux don't put a shortcut in menu, or desktop,
Old 01-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #5
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also, try:
#rpm -q --dump [packagename]


#rpm -q --info [packagename]

The 'q' is for query; you can use the rpm command to ask all kinds of things about .rpm's you have installed or are getting ready to.Try:

#rpm -qa

To see all your installed packages. Don't call me lazy for suggesting:

#man rpm

(in all above cases, the octothorpe is supposed to be a prompt; don't type that part).



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