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Re: Mistake installing programs? -Beginner-

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Stern" <subscribed-lists sterndata com>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: Mistake installing programs? -Beginner-

> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:59:49 -0500, "Bradley (FC2 List)"
> <FedoraList Thingbuilder com> wrote:
> >I think I may have made a mistake installing some programs.
> >Not knowing that some programs were available and should be installed
> >Add/Remove Applications, I installed some programs with targz files. I
> >them in a folder, home/user/downloads/ and installed from there.
> >  Does this mean that they are running from there and are in the wrong
> >place, or do they install themselves in the proper directories?
> >I am trying to install development tools so I can have gdesklets but
> >do that now because some apps are missing even though yum says they are
> >installed. The programs that  Add/Remove Appilcations can't find are
> >cyrus-sasl, libuser, and xorg-x11-libs.
> >
> >Also, I keep getting errors to adjust my PKG_CONFIG_PATH but can't seem
> >find it. Can someone tell me where to look? I'm not really sure what it
> >
> Typically, a tar.gz download extracts into a directory from which you do a
> "make" followed by a "make install".  The latter puts the programs into
> "right" locations like /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/sbin, etc.
> Afterwards, you can remove the extracted directory. I then put the .tar.gz
> files into a "installs" directory.
> For the others, try opening a terminal windows, su'ing to root, and using
>   up2date cyrus-sasl
> --
>   Steve

Thanks for the help.
up2date also says the the packages are updated even though the Add/Remove
Applications says they aren't there.


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