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Old 09-07-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
taxman
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Question Where did the rpm installed my apps ?


Fist of all I'm a newbie.

Second, I've managed to install a few apps 4 my needs. (Thank God for rpms!)

But, I've a problem.

The rpms install the apps (at least it says so) but I can't find it.
It didn't made any link in the menu.

As example it happened with "dvdauthor-0.6.11-2mdk.i586.rpm" and "dvd-slideshow-0.7.1-1mdk.noarch.rpm"

I don't know where it was located. I see a few files in "/usr/bin/" a shell scrypt named dvd-menu and another dvd-slideshow.

Any ideas

Thanks

PS. I know it's probably a stupid question but I need help
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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you should be able to open a terminal and type
whereis <prog-name>
and it will give you a list of locations if it can find it. Usually apps (the "executable") are installed in /usr/bin/ usr/share and some other places depending on how you installed them(ur home directory)
If you type
whereis <prog-name> and the name just appears with no location that means either u typed the wrong name or it isn't installed.
Typing the name of the app in a terminal or a run dialog will usually launch the app,

Last edited by bosewicht; 09-07-2005 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 08:02 PM   #3
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MAN ... STUPID !!!
i SHOULD KNOW ... IF I CAN'T FIND IT ASK "WHERE IS IT" ?
MANDRIVA SMART. MANDRIVA ANSWERS. USER ... STUPID

THANKS
 
Old 09-07-2005, 08:21 PM   #4
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You really should learn to use:

whereis
locate
find

Especially find.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 03:34 AM   #5
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I have a doubt here. I have created an RPM which actually does no more than copy certain files in a certain directory structure to a particular location. The package is called store-1.0. What I wanted to know is, how can I find out where this particular package is installed? Particularly since it doesnt have any binary files.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:01 AM   #6
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rpm -lqa therpmfilehere.rpm
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:12 AM   #7
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The rpm file I used to install the package is called store-1.0-1.i386.rpm.

After installation, I executed the command you have given:

Code:
rpm -lqa store-1.0-1.i386.rpm
.

It didnt return anything!
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:29 AM   #8
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sry,

rpm -lqa |grep store-1.0-1.i386.rpm (this works with an other rpm here)
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:34 AM   #9
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I tried this too. In fact I did just an rpm -lqa to check what it returns. But I didnt find any entries matching the word "store", or rather no matching entries for the "store" I am looking for.

PS: rpm -q store-1.0 tells me that a package is already installed with the name store-1.0-1.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:37 AM   #10
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well.. i'm not using rpm's, so i have to dig inside the memory..
 
Old 09-08-2005, 03:28 PM   #11
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how about
whereis store?
 
Old 09-09-2005, 01:52 AM   #12
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Like I said in one of my posts earlier, that is not possible, since I dont have any executable file in my RPM!
 
Old 09-10-2005, 07:22 AM   #13
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RPM installation error

Hello,
I tried unpacking an package & it displays the follwing message,I am using->
Linux version 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp & (Mandrakelinux (Alpha 3.4.1-3mdk))
Message i received--> rpm -ivh bison-2.0-3mdk.x86_64.rpm
warning: bison-2.0-3mdk.x86_64.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 26752624
error: Failed dependencies:
m4 is needed by bison-2.0-3mdk
libc.so.6()(64bit) is needed by bison-2.0-3mdk
7 libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) is needed by bison-2.0-3mdk
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3)(64bit) is needed by bison-2.0-3mdk
 
Old 09-10-2005, 09:42 AM   #14
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and your question might be?
 
Old 09-12-2005, 03:19 AM   #15
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Hi,
My question as can be seen is how to resolve the error which i m getting , particulary about DSA signature & m4.
Your comments needed.
 
  


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