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Old 09-12-2003, 05:04 PM   #1
vierstein
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Unhappy RPM's and Binaries


Im new to linux, and ive got some questions.
I use Red Hat 9, and im not sure how RPM's work.
Once i install a package, which is a new application, I can never find where i can run the program from.
Also, im not sure how to use a program i downloaded with the extension .sh.bin.
Please help.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-12-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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To install an RPM:

rpm -Uvh foo.rpm

to uninstall one:

rpm -e foo.rpm


Where does it install? This is asked all the time, but the binaries (executables) are installed in places like: /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin.

To run a program, just type its name into a terminal.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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Or for more convenience, just create an icon on your desktop that runs any of those commands.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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thanks.
Also i downloaded a program, and the instructions were toinstall it from its zip file, i wasnt sure how to do this, so i just extracted it, but then i couldnt run it.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
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you have to compile it.

Search the forums (and google.com/linux) for "how to compile from source".

And "zip" is for ZIP files, linux usually uses tar.gz.
 
  


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