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Old 03-28-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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Executing Installed Apps through KDE on RedHat 6.1

As much as I hate to admit it, I'm a total n00b with Linux. A friend of mine loaned me his RedHat 6.1 disks, and I spent the entirety of my weekend getting it to install properly.

Having completed that, I got my hands on a disk of Linux Apps. I installed these through root using KDE. I'd just single-click on the app, it would open up a window with details about the app, and I'd click install.

All the apps seemed to install properly, but I can't find where any of them reside on my system, nor can I find a way to execute them on my regular log in.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
Old 03-29-2004, 03:16 AM   #2
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Linux is kind of set up differently, and what the executable for an app is not altogether obvious.

However, on many occasions you can type the name of the app in the console and it will launch it, pure and simple.

Soemtimes apps go into /etc, other times /bin, /sbin or /usr/bin. When looking at the files, select one and type "file <filename>" (using the [TAB] autcomplete of course) and see what it says about the file.

if you install as root, there may be some permissions issues.

In short you need to gen up on the Linux filesystem, and permissions.
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Well, it isn't really broken. If RPM installed the packages without error, they are there. Now you need to find them...

Keeping in mind that files you can "run" on Linux are .bin files, all you need to do is open a terminal emulation window and use 'whereis' to find them.

For example, if I installed an RPM called "foogame" and wanted to locate the .bin for it, I would open a terminal emulation window, and type in the following:

whereis foogame

then press return. usually you will get a fairly long list of things with the name "foogame," but the important part is you will find the directory. Naviagte to that directory and try running the binary "foogame.bin."

If you find the binary using Konq, you can drag the binary icon to your desktop and choose "make link here." You cxan put it on your menu with menu manager, if you want to.

Hope this helps...


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