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Hello all, New to Mandrake 9.1, all my hardware is working, finally downloaded, installed and got Gtk-Gnutells working, "2 days"...lol. My question, is there a default directory where the RPMs ...
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    Where Are RPM's Installed to?


    Hello all,

    New to Mandrake 9.1, all my hardware is working, finally downloaded, installed and got Gtk-Gnutells working, "2 days"...lol. My question, is there a default directory where the RPMs are inkstalled to, such as user/Bin or some such.............it's a pain in the butt to "install" something and then spend a day finding the executeable and figuring out how to run it.............


    TIA
    WIll

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    To find out where files are installed to, type "whereis program" like "whereis gtk-gnutella". You don't have to type the whole path to the binary but just the name. So instead of /some/path/to/gtk-gnutella you can type gtk-gnutella.

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    a good place to look for executabels is either

    /bin
    /sbin
    /usr/bin
    /usr/sbin

    of course, they are allowed to be anywhere.

    have fun

    Nerderello

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    Yes...........using Find Files right now, will have to start pasting some app launchers on my desktop, it would be very pleasant if Linux comes up with a boring installer like MS and actually puts an icon on the desktop if so desired............


    Will

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    type "whereis program" like "whereis gtk-gnutella".
    Is that a Mandrake specific command? I ususally run "find -name filenamehere.txt" on RH boxes I use.
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    i use "locate", but have seen whereis used on other systems such as Debian.

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