Where Apps are Stored on My HDD (like "Program Files")?

NoOp glgxg at mfire.com
Thu May 17 21:35:29 UTC 2007

On 05/17/2007 02:20 PM, Jason Moody wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 13:23 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> On 05/17/2007 09:31 AM, Jason Moody wrote:
>> > I am really new to Linux. Ubuntu is the first Linux Distro I've ever
>> > used. My question is pertaining to Firefox. I'm trying to set it up so
>> > that when I subscribe to RSS Feeds it will use my reader. But it asks
>> > where the app is located. (like in Windows "Program Files") I Googled it
>> > and have been unable to get the answer. I believe it's /usr/lib but I'm
>> > just not finding it. I'm just wanting to know where the applications I
>> > install are being put on my hard-drive. Thanks for any replies.
>> > 
>> > 
>> Open the Synaptic Package Manager:
>> System|Administration|Synaptic Package Manager
>>   do a search on Firefox
>> Search: firefox
>>   you'll find 'firefox', right click on it and select Properties. Now
>> click on the Installed Files tab - that will show you where all of
>> Firefox's files are installed.
>> Hint: if you want to find where your FireFox profile is located; in FF
>> URL bar enter: about:cache
>> that will show you the path to the cache directory and should be
>> /home/username/.mozilla/firefox/someidentifier/Cache
>> That said; I'm confused as to what RSS Feed would ask you where the app
>> is located. Can you provide a link & also advise as to which version of
>> FF  and Ubuntu you are using?
> I'm using Ubuntu 7.04 and Firefox In Firefox if you go to
> Edit->Preferences->Feeds then select "Subscribe to the feed using:" I
> want to use Liferea (only feed reader I could find) automatically when I
> select a feed in Firefox browser. That's my real question.

Then perhaps it might be easier to Install Liferea from the respositories:
Package Search Results

You have searched for packages that names contain Liferea in
distribution feisty, all sections, and all architectures.

Found 3 matching packages, displaying packages 1 to 3.
Package liferea

    * feisty (gnome): feed aggregator for GNOME
      1.2.10c-0ubuntu1: amd64 i386 powerpc

Package liferea-gtkhtml

    * feisty (gnome): gtkhtml-based rendering library for Liferea (dummy
package) [universe]
      1.2.10c-0ubuntu1: amd64 i386 powerpc

Package liferea-mozilla

    * feisty (gnome): mozilla-based rendering library for Liferea
      1.2.10c-0ubuntu1: amd64 i386 powerpc

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