Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    related topics....i guess


    sup guys....i was wondering how i would know where the apps i am installing are going...

    for instance
    Real Player
    MPlayer
    Java

    etc...etc...

    When i installed those...there was nothing showing me where they were being installed....any info for future references would be appreciated....i am using Mandrake 10.1 KDE desktop.....and i just found the menu editor....so i was wanting to add those apps in there for easy starting...thanks in advance..

    Jblfan

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,267
    It always depends on how you've installed it...
    I would say that usualy an RPM gets installed here
    Code:
    /usr/bin
    \"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
    \"Competition ultimatly comes down to one thing... a loser and a winner.\" - Ugo Deschamps

  3. #3
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,907
    Ugo is correct, however if you installed using a .bin file, it may not be. You can find the location by using the locate command. For example,

    locate realplay

    will give you the location of the realplay executable. The best way to utilize MDK is to setup URPMI. When you install a program using URPMI, it automatically adds the program to your start menu. You can find setup instructions and a howto here.

    Jeremy
    Registered Linux user #346571
    "All The Dude ever wanted was his rug back" - The Dude

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    3,682
    To locate the binary, you can also use the which command:

    Code:
    Wed Dec 29 -- 18:48:31
    ~
    sarumont@illusion $ which gcc
    /usr/bin/gcc
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
    ~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •