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    where do rpm files go?


    i learned how to extract rpms in the terminal and it looks like

    0----------------------------->%100 done

    but now where does it go? and how do i open it?

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    If it is redhat .... I would make a wild guess that it may go somewhere in the /usr/src/redhat folder. Have a look in there and see if you find any of it.
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    Re: where do rpm files go?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmeg568c
    i learned how to extract rpms in the terminal and it looks like

    0----------------------------->%100 done

    but now where does it go? and how do i open it?
    Are you installing source rpms ? They can be found in /usr/src/redhat/
    or /usr/src/rpm if using slack

    If you are installing binary files, in the pre-defined folders.
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    ok thanks yea im using slack (vector)

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    lol sry nope all i found there were the sources and they were all documents how do i execute the actually programs

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    Check with `rpm -ql nameofthepackage' to find out what files it installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmeg568c
    lol sry nope all i found there were the sources and they were all documents how do i execute the actually programs
    Depends on what you are installing.
    I know that there is a howto on the linux file system, can't remember the link.
    Have to look it up.

    rpm -qa < 'part of' applicationname> will show if it's installed and it's version number
    To find Where it's installed use the: locate <application name> ; example : locate mozilla
    To update this ' location database' use the command : updatedb , as root ofcourse.
    The output of the Locate command will show you where in what dir the app is installed.
    The output of the example would be; /usr/bin/mozilla.
    But be aware: it will also show all files, directories containing the string: mozilla.
    and this can be a lenghty output so use | more : ex:
    Code:
    locate mozilla | more
    to make it readable.

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    just type the name of the application to command line. Try the programs name first. If not, tell us the app your trying to use so we can tell the command to run it. Or try google with "command for 'application name' linux" or something like that

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