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texmansru47

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Downloading from the Vector Software ???
« on: October 30, 2007, 05:53:27 am »
I think I'm doing something wrong.  When i download software (extras) to add to my Vector server, and when I run installpkg program and it works... but where did it load the packages????  I have check the /usr directory but from there I'm clueless where to look.

bigpaws

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Re: Downloading from the Vector Software ???
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 05:56:47 am »
Check in /var/log/packages.

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texmansru47

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Re: Downloading from the Vector Software ???
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007, 05:59:10 am »
Bingo - thanks!!!!

texmansru47

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Re: Downloading from the Vector Software ???
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 06:02:26 am »
My next dumb question... how can I get these packages to install?

texmansru47

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Re: Downloading from the Vector Software ???
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 06:08:55 am »
Let me rephrase... I have ran the installpkg command and the packages are loaded in the /var/logs/packages/ but where can I start the services... better question.

saulgoode

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Re: Downloading from the Vector Software ???
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 07:37:17 am »
In most cases, you can search the specific package file for executables being placed in 'bin' directories.

For example, to see what commands were provided by the 'pkgtools' package:

grep bin\/ /var/log/packages/pkgtools-tukaani_1.2.4-i486-1
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