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Old 08-23-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
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apt-get mplayer installs binary at what location?

I did an "apt-get install mplayer", where does the binary get installed? Is it in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin?

The reason I'm asking is because about 8 months ago I downloaded some mplayer source tarball and installed it manually, but I don't remember where it installed to. So I want to run only the apt-get version of mplayer that I just installed, not the source tarball version that is older.

Old 08-23-2003, 01:08 AM   #2
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"whereis mplayer"
Old 08-23-2003, 01:29 AM   #3
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[sig@space sig]$ whereis mplayer
mplayer: /usr/bin/mplayer /etc/mplayer /usr/lib/mplayer /usr/local/bin/mplayer /usr/local/etc/mplayer /usr/local/lib/mplayer /usr/share/mplayer /usr/share/man/man1/mplayer.1.gz

So I'm asking, which one is it?

A) /usr/bin/mplayer

B) /usr/local/bin/mplayer
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/usr/local........but theres an executable in /usr/bin

apt-get defaults to rpm -Uvh so it should have upgraded the prior version.

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Old 08-23-2003, 01:25 PM   #5
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It's usually better to use "which <command>" rather than whereis as "which" shows the the same information, but the first one is the one that is currently being used.


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