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Hello, I'm trying to install some software from RPMs (Gaim and BitTorrent) but I run into the same problem with both. After downloading and running the RPM everything seems to ...
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    Newbie RPM problem


    Hello, I'm trying to install some software from RPMs (Gaim and BitTorrent) but I run into the same problem with both. After downloading and running the RPM everything seems to go smoothly. By this I mean I run the RPM it asks for the install CD that it needs and reports having completed the install. The problem is that that I don't see the program in the directory where I asked it to install. Neither can I see it using "ls." I've been prowling the forums and ran across the "rpm -qa" command and used it with "grep" and both packeages show up (though I only see BitTorrent when I run "qa" as a superuser.)

    Questions:
    How can I figure out where the package is?
    How can i make it show up using "ls" or in graphical window of directoty."
    Is running Gaim as easy as executing the "./gaim" (or similar) when I do find it?
    Do I need to associate/bind the bittorrent app to get it to work?

    Thanks a lot for you help!

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    rpm -ql --provides <packagename> will list all the files a particular rpm puts on your system. You may be able to run gaim just by typing gaim in at the command line, by the way.
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    Ok I found the rpms (in usr/bin) thanks for that. You were also right that GAIM works just by typing 'gaim' at the prompt. It was easy to set up a launcher for it too.

    and adivce for getting bittorrent to work?

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    Bittorrent is a command-line based client. You could try urpmi bittorrent-gui to get a graphical interface (I think it's included).
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    Or you could try Azureus:

    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
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    ok... i used urpmi and verified that everything was installed with "urpmi -a" any idea how to get the client to actually work? typing "bittorrent" just gets a prompt that "bittorrent" is not a bash command.

    I've tried azureus, even after telling it where my java jre is it still gives me a java error. I could reproduce it for you if you'd like


    thanks a lof for your help so far

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    I think the command for bittorrent in the CLI is "btdownloadcurses.py <filename>". There may also be a "btdownloadgui.py <filename>" command, but I don't remember.
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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    btdownloadcurses works!
    I'm grabbing file right now!

    YOU ARE THE BEST!
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    (In the voice of Snake from the Simpsons) Alright!
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    one mroe stupid question...

    how do I stop seeding? I tried closing the terminal but the tracker has me listed as continuing to seed....

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