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Old 03-25-2004, 02:54 AM   #1
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after installation


Hi, after i install the programs i cant find them. For example i just installed the AMSN by
rpm -Uvh amsn-0.90-1.i386.rpm and then i look at the start menu and itś not there under internet or any other directory. Can you tell me where it is? I installed 3 programs so far, and i cant find any of them.

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Old 03-25-2004, 04:27 AM   #2
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probably in /usr/bin
or /usr/sbin if they're sys admin tools

if they launch from the command line (if you can open a terminal and type the program name and it launches) then it's in one of the DIR's on the PATH (/usr/bin /usr/local/bin)

if you have slocate installed then you can open a terminal, su to root and type
updatedb
when it's finished, you can then type
locate xxx (where xxx is program name)
and it will tell you all the instances of files/programs with that name and where they are

i'm presuming this holds true for fedora, it was true for redhat , and it is true for mandrake
 
Old 03-25-2004, 06:24 AM   #3
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What does updatedb do?

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Old 03-25-2004, 08:02 AM   #4
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ah
apologies

it means update data base
and it builds a database which lists all the files and folders on the computer

locate xxx then accesses that database

s'a good idea to run updatedb every once in a while or after an install session

you'll find that after a while you begin to remember where things are anyway, but it's a great help at first

because it's command line based,
you don't get a silly animated dog jumping up and down before the search prog tells you it can't find the file you KNOW is on the computer (thankyou bill!)
 
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Thanks salparadise

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