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Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby vin on Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:23 pm

Someone Pleeeeeeeeeeease help me before I go crazy... I am installing applications from Synaptic Package manger in Daryna but cant seem to find the application after its installed. I have no idea about the linux commands and am hoping it gets installed in the applications section and I can get to it.

What am i/am i not doing!!!!! Please help!!!! :(
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby 67GTA on Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:43 pm

Did the software not show up in the menu after you installed it?
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby vin on Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:56 pm

By Menu do you mean the place where it shows 'all applications', System' etc. No it doesnt show it there, it did the first few times i installed some application but not anymore.
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby 67GTA on Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:00 pm

What did you install?
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby BAD on Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:36 pm

Do you want to know where they are installed or how to run them?

For games try: places - computer - file system - usr - games

Try opening the terminal and typing in the name of the program like gtypist

If it is a program that needs to be run as root open the terminal type su password then try something to run the program for example bastille would require bastille -c to start

As the others stated if you tell use which programs you installed we could help you better. Otherwise we would have to go through all 20,000 pakages in the package manager.
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby 900i on Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:06 am

We just need the names of the apps to sort this out.
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby vin on Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:50 am

Some of the applications that I've installed are : xvncviewer, djtools, moto4lin.

I did figure out that the files are installed as below:
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/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/moto4lin
/usr/share
/usr/share/moto4lin
/usr/share/moto4lin/full.pat
/usr/share/moto4lin/j2me.pat
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/moto4lin
/usr/share/doc/moto4lin/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/moto4lin/README
/usr/share/doc/moto4lin/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/moto4lin/copyright
/usr/share/doc/moto4lin/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/menu
/usr/share/menu/moto4lin
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man1
/usr/share/man/man1/moto4lin.1.gz

Thanks for helping me out.
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby MagnusB on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:21 pm

The launcher are usually placed in /usr/bin or /bin.
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby vin on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:59 pm

How do i launch the app?
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby MagnusB on Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:45 pm

By typing in the name of the launcher you located in /bin or /usr/bin. Some times you need the full path (like /usr/bin/lspci etc).
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby Sunny Rabbiera on Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:20 pm

Most of your applications will go into usr/bin or usr/lib depending.
there is a feature in synaptic to see where everything installed to.
first open up synaptic and go to settings and then to "preferences"
in here in the first box on top click on the box next to "show package properties in the main window"
and then click on "apply"
this will give you details on the packages you installed on your system, you will find where your system put things under "installed files"
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Re: Where does Synaptic install the applications

Postby bth73 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:23 am

I'm having the same problem. Can't find programs after install, tried the tips above to no avail. Didn't have this problem with Ubuntu 7.04. What's wrong ? Install, un-addressed issue with mint? Seems very basic to me that installed programs should be acessable in the program menu. This should happen automatically. Anyone know if PCOS has the same problem? Thanks for any help.
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