Re: Lost in apt-get
On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 02:41:26PM -0600, email@example.com wrote:
| Im still a little confused with some aspects of apt-get and would
| like to see if someone could orient me a little, either pointing me to
| some URLs , or answering briefly...
| I dont quite get it, lets say i apt-get install a package... so it
| fetches the necessary files, downloads, and installs them.. but,
| where does apt-get leaves the binaries? i mean for example, i apt-
| get'ed xmms , and it downloaded and installed.. but i have no clue
| on how to launch it.
This has nothing to do with understanding apt-get. apt-get installed
the package. The package specifies what files there are and where
they go, etc.
To see what files a package has installed,
dpkg -L <package name>
for xmms you'll see /usr/bin/xmms (and /usr/bin is in your PATH).
| for example, Ximian Gnome too... im in the process of apt-get'ing
| it... but after it downloads and installs, how will i launch it?
I use the gnome packages in woody. GNOME is not a single application,
so it would take a bit more RTFM-ing to know how to start/use it.
Just put "exec gnome-session" in ~/.xsession to start gnome when you
log in (via [xgkw]dm) or when you run "startx" (if you login to a
Understanding how to start/run/use a program is not an issue of
understanding apt-get, but an issue of reading that programs manuals
to learn how to use it.
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