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I've downloaded ayttm (msn, yahoo, etc messenger). I double clicked the rpm, it asked me for the root pass, i entered it. It installed ok, but where's the program file?...
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    installing software


    I've downloaded ayttm (msn, yahoo, etc messenger). I double clicked the rpm, it asked me for the root pass, i entered it. It installed ok, but where's the program file?

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    The program file is probably in /usr/bin. Check out your program menu instead. If you want to know more about where files are installed and why, check this old post out. It's not quite complete, but it tells you the most important stuff.

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    you could always do the good old ALT-F2 then type the name of the program and then enter.
    works on KDE

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    I found the dir where the program is, but there is no file i can double sclick and run the program.
    Could anyone explain this to me?

    Thanks

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    What do you mean that there is no file you can start? I though you found it?

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    if you can run it then it needs to be an .exe file

    usually it is in /usr/bin or in a directory specific to that file (/usr/local/nameofprogram/bin)

    if you have the exe but it still won't run then it could be missing dependencies - which is weird cuz it shouldn't have installed in the first place then.

    what is attym anyway? Is that like Gaim? why not use Gaim? there is newer better version that just came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yowwww
    if you can run it then it needs to be an .exe file
    What's that supposed to mean, yowwww? .exe is a rather confusing way to imply executable in UNIX.

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    whereis

    Can't you run the command 'whereis'? I use it from time to time when I install new programs from source.
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    sorry, I had windass on the brain cause I am setting up filesharing with samba lately.

    yes, it is an executable file in linux, not an .exe.

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