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Old 12-29-2001, 07:51 PM   #1
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where are the rpms stored

i have installed a rpm using the default method rpm -ivh ***** right... where would that rpm be installed so that i can install the software.
Old 12-29-2001, 08:34 PM   #2
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Don't take my word for it, I'm a newbie too, but from my experience I think that different RPM's get installed to different places. Try to search for the name of the file that you downloaded, usually it will be the same name as the RPM only with a different extenstion, if any.
Old 12-29-2001, 10:00 PM   #3
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If the rpm package that you installed was named "sylpheed-0.6.6-1.i686.rpm", type "rpm -ql sylpheed-0.6.6-1" and it will show you a listing of all files and their install paths in that package. If you're not sure about the package name, type "rpm -qa | grep -i sylpheed" and it should return the filename and version (sylpheed-0.6.6-1).

Old 12-29-2001, 10:33 PM   #4
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thankyou both
Old 01-01-2002, 05:41 AM   #5
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The rpm package files are like the self extracting and self installing .exe files found in windows. It contain all files and install scripts to make configuration of the program.
Old 01-03-2002, 03:37 AM   #6
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I'm a newbie too and I often "loose" files as well. You can find them back though using the search option in Midnight commander (assuming you have that installed) or the search utilities of gnome or KDE (I'm pretty sure all desktops have such search utilities)


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