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#1 2003-10-27 22:21:43

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
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A pkg install/exec question

I'm wondering if there is a way to tell what commends I should use to run a pkg I install, or a dir where I can go to investigate...I ask because, although most pkgs can be run simply by using their name (ie., pacman-2.6-1.pkg.tar.gz is run by typing "pacman" after it is installed), but some aren't, and I haven't able to run some pkgs that I've installed because even after install I see no message indicating how to get the thing running...

I had this problem with rockdodger (I think) and yesterday, after installing OOo and running the initial config program, I forgot how to run the programs...so, I can't open OOo!

Ooops!  If anyone could clue me in to a way to figure this out (even if it is right under my nose), it would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 2003-10-27 22:26:40

kritoke
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From: Texas, USA
Registered: 2003-08-01
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Re: A pkg install/exec question

Well mainly you can do the following command:

pacman -Ql packagename

which means pacman will do a query for the file list of a certain package, and from what it outputs, you should be able to deduce what it is to run the program itself.

Kritoke


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#3 2003-10-27 22:37:39

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
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Re: A pkg install/exec question

Sounds good.  Thanks!

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