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Old 05-20-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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how to check installed programs in linux?

How can i know if i have the program installed in linux(centos 5).
for example:
i want to install the pgadmin3 but it require the wxWidgets versions 2.6.2.

how can i know if the wxWidgets versions 2.6.2 is already installed?

is there a command to check my installed programs in linux?
Old 05-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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It would help if you gave us some more information on your system. Some systems come with different tools to check programs and such. In a terminal, if you type "which <program>" minus the quotes, and replace <program> with the filename of the program you want to use, it should tell you if it is on your computer (specifically in your PATH).
Old 05-20-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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You can use yum to search with

yum list wx*
yum search wxwidgets
for example.

If you want a GUI to do this type of thing, install yumex
yum -y  install yumex
Old 05-20-2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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