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Title: don't see installed programs under Debian sometimes?
Post by: F1Lupo on December 04, 2010, 01:32:42 PM
I occasionally dual boot Debian on my Samflex & noticed that sometimes when I install programs via the package manager they don't show up anywhere on the system:confused: any ideas
Title: Re: don't see installed programs under Debian sometimes?
Post by: Jope on December 04, 2010, 02:19:39 PM
Quote from: klx300r;596957
I occasionally dual boot Debian on my Samflex & noticed that sometimes when I install programs via the package manager they don't show up anywhere on the system:confused: any ideas


If they don't show up in:

dpkg -l | grep -i packagename

then they are not installed.
Title: Re: don't see installed programs under Debian sometimes?
Post by: F1Lupo on December 04, 2010, 03:08:27 PM
the packages are checked off as others are that work.  I'm a linux noob & find it difficult to figure out the file system under Debian
Title: Re: don't see installed programs under Debian sometimes?
Post by: Fats on December 04, 2010, 03:29:37 PM
Quote from: klx300r;596957
I occasionally dual boot Debian on my Samflex & noticed that sometimes when I install programs via the package manager they don't show up anywhere on the system:confused: any ideas


You can list files installed from a package with the following command (if I remember correctly, am not on a debian system at the moment)

dpkg --listfiles packagename

Files in /usr/bin are commands executable from the terminal.

greets,
Staf.
Title: Re: don't see installed programs under Debian sometimes?
Post by: Mark on December 06, 2010, 07:27:02 AM
If the program has a distinctive name, such as "bastille," then the apropos command is useful.  For example, typing "apropos bastille" at a terminal will list every man document that mentions bastille in its description.  Then you can read the proper man document and learn how to use your program, start it up, and so on.