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Old 04-05-2006, 06:24 AM   #1
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Where do RPMs go?

Where do the contents of .rpm files go after the installation, in order to configure the programs?
How can I determine the path?
Old 04-05-2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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Each file in the rpm goes to its specific directory as specified by the build.

rpm -l packagename.rpm
will give you the list of files present in the package. For further information

man 8 rpm
and look for the section "Package Query Options".
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When you install application SW, it usually goes in /usr or /opt. Utilities would be in /bin or /sbin.
The simple way to figure it out is just search on the program name. In a terminal, type "updatedb" and then "locate <progname>"

Depending on the package, it may set up menus in your GUI, also
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If you haven't installed the rpm you can check where the packages will be installed to by doing
#rpm -qlp nameOfpackage.rpm
If its already installed, you do
#rpm -ql nameOfpackage


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