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Old 05-15-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
vnleeds
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How to run a program after installing


I know that this question seems stupid, but I'm a Linux newbie unfortunately. I downloaded an application from the internet and installed it successfully. I used the command line, ie. "rpm -ivh name-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm". The problem is after installing, I don't know how to run the program. I tried to type "name", but it doesn't work. Anybody help?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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It seems that either the installation failed (you would have been advised, especailly with the 'verbose' rpm switch), or it has installed it somewhere not in your shell's $PATH variable. Try using 'locate' to locate the program:

Code:
locate name
Or, try using rpm to inspect the .rpm file:

Code:
rpm -qlp name-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
--- rod.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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1] Welcome to LQ!
2] Please update your profile so we know your Distro (Saves a lot of extra trouble)
3] An answer:

If it is an application, and you are using KDE, it is probably somewhere in the menus. Or Right-Click the K - Choose Menu Editor, Wait while it scans for applications, Click "Save", Check your menus again.

Typing the name of the command/application in a terminal was a good idea, but maybe you got the name wrong, or it is not in your PATH. (echo $PATH to see which directories are in your PATH)

If you installed the application as yourself (rather than root), it'll probably be somewhere off your home directory. So have a look there, and because your home directory should never be in your PATH, you'll have to reference it directly eg

/home/yourusername/applicationname/application

If that works, then you can always create a shortcut to it on your desktop (Right-click desktop, create new .... link to application, put the above path in the "Execute" bit there you go!)

HTH
 
Old 05-15-2006, 06:25 PM   #4
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other people ight advise against this, but I always just add the install directory to my path via the '/etc/profile' or '~/.bash_profile'. Just look for the line that says 'PATH=<default path>' If you not wants to change your default profile, you can export an updated path manually or in a start up script. for instance, if mozilla is installed at '/usr/local/mozilla':
Code:
PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mozilla
export PATH
this appends 'usr/local/mozilla' to your existing PATH variable.

regards,
...drkstr

**edit**
changed "PATHS" to "PATH". typo, sorry.
**edit**

Last edited by drkstr; 05-17-2006 at 01:22 AM.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 07:47 PM   #5
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Thank you for your all replies.
To tredegar: already updated my profile . Thanks.
 
  


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