Fedora Electronics Lab through EPEL question

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Mon Aug 23 21:47:39 UTC 2010

On 08/24/2010 12:37 AM, Robert Peruzzi wrote:
> EPEL Helpers,
> I’m running RHEL and I want to be able to run CAD tools from 
> FEL. Following directions on the EPEL web page I downloaded an EPEL 
> package as root, then installed all the FEL tools individually with, 
> for instance:
> # yum install alliance
> About ¾ of the installations succeeded, but I’ll ask about the 
> failures another time. For the “successful” installations:
> · What is the next step to add the programs to PATH and the man pages 
> to MANPATH, and make myself the owner (rather than root) and make the 
> executables executable so I can learn to run these tools?
All packages in Fedora (and EPEL) install the binaries and the man pages 
in the same way. IF a package provides a runable binary it will be in 
your $PATH; if it has manpages, they will be below $MANPATH.
You can always use rpm -ql or repoquery -l to list the content of the 
package that you have installed ( or even before installing) and look 
around to see what is installed and where.
Installing as a private user rather than root can be done but is not 
supported. If you really want to do that, create a chroot ( or a 
fakeroot...) and install over there. Keep in mind that most probably 
those applications will need dependencies ( libraries) which will be 
found in the system directories,. hence will not be available in the 
chroot unless you specifically place them there, too

> · Is there a few commands to do this for me
find the name of binaries and locations/names of manpages: yes
install as user: no

> or do I need to write my own script or execute the steps one at a time 
> for each tool?
> · Are there more steps I’m missing beyond editing PATH and MANPATH, 
> then doing a chown and chmod?

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