FW: (Fwd) Re: Lost in apt-get
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From: justin cunningham [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 2:39 PM
To: 'Hélio Perroni Filho'
Subject: RE: (Fwd) Re: Lost in apt-get
From: Hélio Perroni Filho [mailto:runecarver@HotPOP.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 3:58 PM
Subject: 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
as the program itself, with all letters in lower-case. So, the first
try after installing a new package is just to type its name in a
window (in your example, just try entering "xmms" and see what happens).
that doesn't work, you can try "dpkg -L <name of the package>", which
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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