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Old 05-05-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question Where is my Software ?

Hello dear users.

First of all i'd like to say something about myself, like im very new to Linux this means that I just downloaded Linux The Fedora Project Core 2 Test 3 about 9 hours ago and it's the first Linux distribution I'm using.

So about this horrible Subject: Where is my Software ?
A few of you might laught now even more about this, but yes what shall I do.. I download XMMS from (xmms-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm). I installed it and now comes the tricky part. I explored my computer 4 times. And I can't find the software. I can run it by using the Start Application script (sorry I hope thats right translated im swiss: my bad) .. well actually thats not important. I just used this for example that I can run the software.. But where is it ?

I don't find it in any cathegories like Graphics, Audio Video, etc. If you don't get me im talking about the startup form which is called "start" in windows.

Well im sure I get some good responses and I will laught about this thread in a few months too.

So thank you for your help

Mortified Pengu
Old 05-05-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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executables are usually located in /usr/bin or some other */bin/ -directory...the rest of the files are somewhere, depending on the distribution. I haven't got into this subject that much, but you'll get things if you learn how the structure of files and folders works in linuxes...I mean, that /var or /tmp or /bin folders are for.

you can, of course, try to see some rpm's file listing (what's inside) and install it and locate the files one by one to see..
Old 05-05-2004, 03:11 PM   #3
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Great b0uncer thank you..

That already helped me mutch..
Old 05-05-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
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Oh you're from Finland b0uncer

so.. Kiitos Minš rakastan sinua hehe..

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Grueatzi woll :)

In an rpm-based distro you should probably
facilitate rpm-features...

rpm -ql `rpm -qa | grep xmms`
If you want to know what's happening,
man rpm
man bash

btw, one can edit ones posts, no need
to kick of a new one ;}


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