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Old 10-18-2003, 11:09 AM   #1
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Gnome - RPM - Package Insallation

In Red Hat v9 (Gnome for GUI), I have double-clicked in file manager on the rpm file for the package to be installed. The RPM program has come up, required login to root, installation was finished without error message. However, the associated application was never listed in any of the menus. What gives?
Old 10-18-2003, 11:19 AM   #2
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what was the package name?

have you tried launching it from the command line?
Old 10-18-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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Yes, well, things get lost inside Linux.
I've done the same often. Where they go I don't know. A kind of Linux-limboland. There must be a program which checks what has recently changed on the hard drive, so one could look at newly installed things, but, I don't know how to do it.
Old 10-18-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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some programs don't insert a link to your menu. you can look when installing rpm at what the rpm provides and do either a whereis, locate, or find.

man whereis
man locate
man find

when you find it, add it to your menu.
Old 10-18-2003, 04:03 PM   #5
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or slocate:

#slocate <filename>

i do an updatedb after every install or major removal becuase an slocate withough
and updated db will show stuff that may not be there and will leave out stuff that is there.


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