derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Oct 20 00:34:15 UTC 2009
clay weber wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Steve Cookson wrote:
>>>> What specific apps have you installed that you cannot find?
>>> Hi Clay,
>>> Thanks for this.
> In KPAckageKit you can also look at the file list, usually the
> executable is in /usr/bin
> Also sometimes menu items do not show up immediately, usually a
> logout/login is one method to refresh that (without using a command
>>> For instance:
>>> Unixodbc-bin - 2.2.11-16build3 (Graphical tools for ODBC management and
>> er.... unixodbc-bin?
> That doesn't work for all apps,
No, it doesn't - but I actually did "apt-cache search odbc", and unixodbc-
bin showed up. I was expecting the package to be just unixodbc.
> Virtualbox for example is not
> 'virtualbox' (lower case) as one would expect, but 'VirtualBox'. But a
> vast majority of things it is the case
I guess we understood different things from the question - but once you have
the package (unixodbc-bin, or in your example virtualbox, virtualbox-ose or
virtualbox-3.0) it's just "dpkg -L $PACKAGE" to find the actual programs
(which I guess is what you're suggesting to do with kpackagekit -I've tried
to use it, but it's a complete waste of time for me. I do most of my
downloading at work, but they have a weird bandwidth throttling mechanism
that makes any of the gui apt tools useless. I have to keep killing and
restarting "aptitude full-upgrade -y" to get any reasonable throughput).
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