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Old 05-29-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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Running Installed RPM Programs?


Hi, I'm a newbie and I'm not sure how to do the following:

I want to install and run POSE (Palm OS Emulator) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pose/.
I downloaded the RPM and installed it by double-clicking it.

Now I'm stuck... how do I run the program?

Thanks,
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Old 05-29-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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often, you'll just have to type the program name in a terminal. I would try that first.
If that's the case, then you can easily make an icon or menu entry or whatever you prefer.
If that's not the case then you'd be best off looking through the documentation to see if it requires any special commands to run.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what they call the program because POSE doesn't work for your first suggestion, I'm not sure where to find the actual program to make an icon for it (don't know where it installed to) and there's no documentation for it. Thanks for your reply though.

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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Did you try it in lower case? Remember, Linux is case sensitive.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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try this:
rpm -qpl the.rpm.you.downloaded.rpm

this will show you all the files were installed.
if the list is too long pipe it to less or more
(rpm -qpl the.rpm.you.downloaded.rpm | less)
so you can see everything that were installed. now check for the lines where you can see
something like /usr/bin , /usr/local/bin or something like this.
there you will find the executable you're looking for.

good luck.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by superbondbond
Did you try it in lower case? Remember, Linux is case sensitive.


no... and now it works... but say it didn't work... how would i find out that it was "pose"?

thanks
 
Old 05-30-2004, 11:40 AM   #7
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Some rpm's will install everything you need right to your desktop menus to start up the packages. An rpm will also normally install documentation along with the program. Some just have a man page and others will put a bit more into /usr/share/doc/<package>.

To find the man page try man <package> first, if no luck there try man -k <package>. The -k option searches for keywords among the man pages.

When documentation is added to /usr/share/doc/<package> you should be able to find it using nautilus or something similar. Then it is a matter of looking at the different files that were installed. For example README or an index.html document. This should give you some background on the package and how to start the product.

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