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Old 12-24-2001, 08:08 PM   #1
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Index of programs

I just installed mandrake 8.1. There is a lot of programs that came with it that I have no idea what they are, they are identified by several letters that mean nothing to a newbie. I would like to find out what they are and what they can do with out installing them. Is there some sort of listing some where? Thanks John.
Old 12-26-2001, 11:22 AM   #2
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well, have you checked out mandrakes site.. not for sure as i don't use mandrake and never visit their site..
the only other way i know of is to watch very carefully during install as it gives a brief description of each program its installing.. but that makes things complicated. maybe a custom install and you selecting the packages gives descriptions.

there is alot of software that these distros install which in many cases you will never need or use.

good luck, i don't know of any indexes of the software with mandrake.
Old 12-26-2001, 11:36 AM   #3
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If Mandrake uses rpm to install packages, you can get a list of everything installed by using the command:

rpm -qa

You could then take that list to a site like to identify what each one does. I've not used Mandrake so don't know how it installs....


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