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Old 03-01-2003, 07:29 PM   #1
Craneology
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Question Installed RPM/tar file, cant find out how to run it


Ok, yea im a windows user trying to come over to the dark side. Anyways, I installed a RPM, and it installed correctly. Problem is, I have no clue how to make that specific program run.

Second. I unpacked a tar and configured/made it it worked, so it installed correctly. But same problem, how do I go about running the "program"? Where would these exe's or whatever linux uses be at? Thnx for any help.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 07:32 PM   #2
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It depends on what you installed. Some rpms create shortcuts for you and some just hide themselves in the depths of the linux filesystem. What did you install exactly?
 
Old 03-01-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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Try opening an x terminal and type in the program name.

Say you installed gkrellm_1.2.13-1_i386.rpm

Type the command gkrellm

If it's in your PATH, it will execute.

# For finding or locating files
find
locate
which
whereis

Basic Linux directory structure

Filesystems, directories and devices

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Old 03-01-2003, 09:03 PM   #4
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Lightbulb What im trying to install is the GNU gcc compiler

it installed, but i dont know how to access it to make it run.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 09:10 PM   #5
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From your first post, you have already used it. When you commanded

./configure ; make ; make install

and it worked. Now you can call up the program you just compiled like I said before. Just replace the .rpm with .tar.gz + compile and install, then run as stated before.

Perhaps these will help explain:

# Guides to software and installation
Compiling Software Help File
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation

# Find software here
Freshmeat
Sourceforge
rpmfind

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