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Old 07-18-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Checking installed packages?

Hi all,

Whats the easiest way to check the current installed packages?

The reason I ask is that I'm trying to install some software from source, and whenever i issue the 'make' command, Linux doesn't recognise it. I presume this is because i don't have the Make package?

Could any of you lovely people out there shed any light on the matter :-)


Old 07-18-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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plz install gcc
then try it
Old 07-18-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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Yeah, install gcc and you should be able to make. As for checking rpm packages, rpm -qa should do it.
Old 07-19-2005, 05:28 AM   #4
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Wink Checking Installed RPM Software

You may want to check this Thread it
has a way to check for all the installed RPM software.
Hope this helps for you problem

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Old 07-19-2005, 06:58 AM   #5
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OK.... cheers for the reply guys.

Am I right in thinking these above methods will only query packages installed via the RPM methods?

How about checking for which have been compiled and installed from source, i.e. tar.gz's?


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