stupid n00b questions
I've been playing around with mandrake 9 now for a couple of days and can't figure out where the installed rpm's or tarballs are going. I'm trying to convert but am way too accustomed to installing things and having them go directly into the start menu. More specifically i was trying to install wine and an ftp program and winex tells me that it can't create the registry files... and the ftp program is nowhere to be found. When i am looking for executables what exactly am i looking for?
What window manager are you using (KDE, Gnome, etc)?
kde right now, where's the idiot proof start menu for this thing already
To find out where a program is installed is as easy as
to open a terminal and type "whereis name of program".
Try it with something already installed,it will tell where to go.
Onother Way 2 do thinks
you can also try the command
locate -u -v
-u - Create slocate database starting at path /.
-v - Verbose mode. Display files when creating database.
this will create the filesystem database
then you can use the same command with no parameters
ex. locate nano
look inside the directories sbin(for root progrmas) and bin for normal executable files
inside kde press alt+f2 and type the name of the program to run it
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