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Old 09-25-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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rpm help

Machine info: athalon 1800, 512 ram, nvidia gforce 2mx.
System: RH9 with kde3.1

Problem: I havent used a linux system in a few years. The last
was mandrake7ish. So I jumped right into rh9 and have had mixed success. I managed to get samba working after only 3 days , got almost every package and library installed as well.

But going from a mostly mandy interface to rh9 i have been trying to do most things from a terminal and so i get a bit confused.
When i get the rpms installed or get the packages compiled and made, etc etc, where do i find the programs afterwards?

Numerous programs i have retrieved from the kde and some others a s well such as real play get installed correctly it appears but i have no idea how to launch them if they dont appear in the task list or have a mentioned start name to type from terminal.

any advice?

(in the real player example, the name is realplay but when i run it from terminal nothing happens but it does show under the moniter as running.)
Old 09-25-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
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when installing software the executables will typically get placed into /bin, /usr/bin, or /usr/local/bin. you could try 'updatedb && locate <app name>' where <app name> is the name of the executable.

or you can also execute from command

'rpm -qlp my-application-file.rpm' and it will list all the files that RPM installs and where.


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