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Old 10-18-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy What happens to the RPMs???


I download an RPM, and i double click on it. It installs. thats it, i have no clue where it installed or how to open the program.

what the heck happens to the programs and how do i run them?!?!?!

also, how do i see how much disc space ive used, i got Red Hat 9.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 09:42 PM   #2
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a good way to see what space you have on your linux system you can run the 'df' command from terminal window

running the rpm, look for the program that you installed it should be in your programs listing from the menu selections. You can also type 'rpm -ivh filename.rpm' i=install v=verify dependencies h=show hash marks' in a terminal window to see it install.

Last edited by Imyrryr; 10-18-2003 at 09:47 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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here. kinda like what you're asking.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...630#post545630
 
Old 10-18-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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you can also query the particular installed rpm from the console, here's an example from one of my systems where I'm wondering what kwifimanager put where:

so I type "rpm -ql kwifimanager" in a console and get this back:

/usr/bin/kwifimanager
/usr/lib/libkcm_kwifimanager_kcmodule.la
/usr/lib/libkcm_kwifimanager_kcmodule.so
/usr/lib/libkcm_kwifimanager_kcmodule.so.1
/usr/lib/libkcm_kwifimanager_kcmodule.so.1.0.0
/usr/lib/libkwifimanager_kickerapplet.la
/usr/lib/libkwifimanager_kickerapplet.so
/usr/lib/libkwifimanager_kickerapplet.so.1
/usr/lib/libkwifimanager_kickerapplet.so.1.0.0
/usr/share/applnk/Applications/kwifimanager.desktop
/usr/share/applnk/Settings/Network/kwifimanager_kcmodule.desktop
/usr/share/apps/kicker/applets/kwifimanager_kickerapplet.desktop
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/locations/DE_BW_Karlsruhe_University.loc
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/locations/NOWHERE.loc
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/ad_hoc.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/all_alone.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/ap_connect.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/excellent.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/good.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/marginal.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/no_card.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/offline.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/oor_down.png
/usr/share/apps/kwifimanager/pics/oor_minimum.png
/usr/share/doc/HTML/en/kwifimanager/index.cache.bz2
/usr/share/doc/HTML/en/kwifimanager/index.docbook
/usr/share/icons/locolor/16x16/apps/kwifimanager.png
/usr/share/icons/locolor/32x32/apps/kwifimanager.png
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/kwifimanager.mo
/usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/kwifimanager.mo
/usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/kwifimanager.mo
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/kwifimanager.mo

the file in /usr/bin is an executable typically that you can invoke from the console or via menu if it updated the kde menu.

the item in /usr/share/apps/kicker/applets/ is something I added to my "taskbar"

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 10-18-2003 at 09:48 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 09:57 PM   #5
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Choose menu, run and type the name of the program youve installed or you can just check the menu under the heading of the type of program you installed otherwise do a search for the program like " xmms* "

To see used diskspace try menu, hardware browser then choose hard disks. Open a console and type df

PS. there is a redhat specific forum under distributions

good luck
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:20 PM   #6
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..........
this is why i use windows.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Underworld
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this is why i use windows.
so stay in windows and stop wasting my bandwidth.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:01 PM   #8
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Generally, I like to also use the locate command. Sometimes, just after an rpm install, you might have to do a locate -u to update the database, but after that, it will find ANYTHING with that name in it and give you all of the directories where it is found. I too, wonder where rpm's install, but with these tools, the components can usually be found pretty easily. Unlike Windows, where the underworld thingy finds so easy, at least you usually don't have files scattered all over the place...also, unlike windows, rpm's usually uninstall pretty cleanly and don't leave a lot of residue. Also, unlike Windows, you won't have literally hundreds of registry entries left behind...as a matter of fact, you won't have any, because there is no registry.

So, unlike underworld (or whatever...the bandwidth waister), you will find management actually easier here rather than there once you get to learn the ropes!
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:14 PM   #9
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this is why i use windows.
Traduction: I like to spam and waste precious bandwith.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 07:17 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Underworld
..........
this is why i use windows.
One word: emerge
The gentoo package manager, windows doesn't install things as simply as this does I recommend it to most newbs.. except for the tough gentoo install. especially if it's their first time
 
  


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