Solved

FC Beginner: is there sth like "Program Files" in Linux?

Posted on 2006-07-02
6
276 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
1. hi, in winXP, all program are, by default, installed in the "Program Files" directory. So, is there a directory like that in Linux where we install the program into?

1. and also, if i install an application as standard user, can other user uses the application as well? maybe i just need to set the permission for them?

3., how to uninstall an application? can i just move the whole dir to trash? do i need to concern about registry setting?

4. I have install an application, Realplayer. but everytime i need to run it, i have to go to the dir that i install the application, or run the link. is there a way to put it in the program menu? like in windows, start -> program...

tks in advanced!

PS: sorry for asking question by refering to windows, i have been windows user for past 10 years, and i just step into Linux last week.

0
Comment
Question by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:giltjr
ID: 17028507
/bin
/sbin
/usr/bin
/usr/sbin

How are you installing and uninstalling programs?  If you use rpm to install and uninstall, the programs will be removed, yum uses rpm under the covers.

If you are using tar and make, there is no uninstall that I am aware of, so you have know where all of the files are and manually delete them.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17028525
the 'installer' is a .bin file
i just install it:
./asdf.bin

0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:giltjr
ID: 17028553
Well, if it is just a bin file, then you need to check with where you got the program and see if they have a uninstaller.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17028559
>>If you are using tar and make
what do you mean by "make" file?
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
giltjr earned 500 total points
ID: 17028608
Some programs are distributed as source code in tar files.  So generally you:

     untar the file
     issue the command ./configure from where the source code was un-tar'ed
     issue the command ./make
     issue the command ./make install

I call it 'make', but there may be other more correct terms.  However I generally do not use this.  I search down and find rpm's, only if I can't find a rpm then I decided if I really want the program.  If I really want it, then I will get the source and compile it.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17028675
icic..

well, i think i better close this question for now..i have got answer for some question above, and some still unanswer..but i think it's better i post it under another question.. the title of this question abit... hmm, misleading ;-)

tks for you help
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question