View Full Version : Where do Linux programs go when they are installed?
08-09-2002, 08:39 AM
I installed the RPMs for xmame, kmamerun and a Liquid theme under Lycoris Desktop LX. The install seemed flawless, but I can't find the damn things anywhere. I always thought programs went to either /usr/bin or /usr/sbin, but now I don't know.
08-09-2002, 08:57 AM
depends - but you can see all the files the package installed with rpm -ql packagename
Some things go into /usr/local/bin, /usr/X11R6/bin, and other directories. Sometimes they go into their own directories and symbolic links are placed in one of the above directories. As blinx said, the rpm command should tell you where all the files in the package went. Also for executable files, you can type "whereis <name>" to find the full path to the file.
08-09-2002, 10:11 AM
Or, to be completely sure, do a 'find / -name <filename>'
Otherwise 'slocate' is much quicker, but requires that you have updated its hash table. (probably done by a 'cron' job.)
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