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Old 04-12-2004, 09:30 AM   #1
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installed new program but cant find it

I've just started using linux via Mandrake 10 and have tried my first install from rpmdrake. I installed gnome pilot and the installation reported that this completed without problems - but I can't find it. I've recompliled the menu - still no joy.

How do I find programs that I've just installed?
Old 04-12-2004, 09:34 AM   #2
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To see where the files went you can run:
rpm -ql packagename
Old 04-12-2004, 09:41 AM   #3
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Yeh, I had that problem too When I installed things from source, they didnt pop up in the 'start' menu or whatever so I was really confused. I ended up doing a 'search for files' in the / directory and eventually finding the launcher

I believe most things have a launcher which installs to the /usr/bin file (I am not positive though).
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Thanks for you help both of you - I need to find a few hours spare to play around with this.
Old 04-22-2004, 07:52 AM   #5
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Form console type
$ which "program_name"
where program_name stands for the name of the program you just installed
you'll get as output the full path of binaries ie
Old 05-11-2004, 01:52 AM   #6
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getting there...


I installed kpilot and ran $ which "program_name". This showed me the program was in /usr/bin/ Clicking on it than ran the program.

What confused me was that rpm told me that the package was installed - I understood this in the windows way which meant that it now showed in my program menu. So with linux are there two stages - install the package and then run the package ?



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