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Re: (Fwd) Re: Lost in apt-get

> 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.

Most of the times binaries will be at /usr/bin/, /usr/local/bin or
/usr/X11R6/bin -- which hopefully are in your $PATH -- and have the same name
as the program itself, with all letters in lower-case. So, the first thing to
try after installing a new package is just to type its name in a terminal
window (in your example, just try entering "xmms" and see what happens). If
that doesn't work, you can try "dpkg -L <name of the package>", which will list
the files (with complete path) owned by the package, and then search for
something that looks like a binary.

Until we meet again...

Hélio Perroni Filho

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