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diwas
August 10th, 2008, 07:35 PM
When I install any packages where does it gets "installed into" (by default)?
I mean is it the /home folder?? Or somewhere else?

Helps appreciated.
Thank you.

SunnyRabbiera
August 10th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Usually linux apps are installed into usr/bin or usr/lib depending.
Games are intalled under usr/games.
Your home directory is for personal files, it contains no real applications unless you untar a app like firefox off the web or something like that.
The home directory is more like my documents under windows then anything else.

bpowell2005
August 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM
When I install any packages where does it gets "installed into" (by default)?
I mean is it the /home folder?? Or somewhere else?

Helps appreciated.
Thank you.

That's a loaded question! Generally, the executable part of the program ends up in /bin...but there are all kinds of exceptions. I'm told the linux file system is more logical that Windows...I believe it, I'm just still not used to how it works.

Configuration files / directories of installed programs will reside in the /home directory of the user...so you'll see lots of configuration files in your home directory (they're generally hidden) if you do a ls -ah (list files, attributes hidden)

okey666
August 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM
I think the software gets installed into many places.
This is the locations of various files instaled by an opera deb:

usr/share/opera/svg-sabd.dat
usr/share/opera/svg-se.dat
usr/share/opera/svg-sebd.dat
usr/share/opera/encoding.bin
usr/share/icons/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/opera.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/opera.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/opera.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/opera.png
usr/share/doc/
usr/share/doc/opera/
usr/share/doc/opera/copyright
usr/share/doc/opera/LGPL.gz
usr/share/doc/opera/changelog.gz
usr/share/man/
usr/share/man/man1/
usr/share/man/man1/opera.1.gz
usr/share/applications/
usr/share/applications/opera.desktop
usr/share/pixmaps/
usr/share/pixmaps/opera.xpm
usr/share/menu/
usr/share/menu/opera
usr/lib/
usr/lib/opera/
usr/lib/opera/plugins/
usr/lib/opera/9.51/
usr/lib/opera/9.51/missingsyms.so
usr/lib/opera/9.51/spellcheck.so
usr/lib/opera/9.51/opera
usr/lib/opera/9.51/works
usr/lib/opera/9.51/operaplugincleaner
usr/lib/opera/9.51/operapluginwrapper
usr/lib/opera/9.51/operapluginwrapper-native
usr/lib/opera/9.51/operapluginwrapper-ia32-linux
usr/bin/
usr/bin/opera
etc/
etc/opera6rc.fixed
etc/opera6rc

SunnyRabbiera
August 10th, 2008, 07:43 PM
I think the software gets installed into many places.
This is the locations of various files instaled by an opera deb:

Technically yes, but the main application usually goes into usr/bin.

The Titan
August 10th, 2008, 07:46 PM
if you go to the package in synaptic and right click there is an option like view installed files or something like that, sorry, i havent used gnome in a while =|. But that is useful for finding where an application installed too....

diwas
August 10th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Oh damn. I actually upgraded my harddrive today...and my Filesystem is like arnd 5GEGS. So i wanted to increase the size without formattin and reinstalling it.

Is there anyway to do that??

SunnyRabbiera
August 10th, 2008, 07:51 PM
if you go to the package in synaptic and right click there is an option like view installed files or something like that, sorry, i havent used gnome in a while =|. But that is useful for finding where an application installed too....

Indeed.
Open up synaptic located under system > administration > synaptic package manager
after that go to "settings" and then to "preferences" and in the "general" tab put a check in the first box and hit "apply".
Easy

diwas
August 10th, 2008, 08:08 PM
??

SunnyRabbiera
August 10th, 2008, 08:11 PM
??

That is how you can find out where crap is downloaded to when you use your installer.

diwas
August 11th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Oh damn. I actually upgraded my harddrive today...and my Filesystem is like arnd 5GEGS. So i wanted to increase the size without formattin and reinstalling it.

Is there anyway to do that??

any solution??

SlalomMan
August 11th, 2008, 04:09 AM
You upgraded your HD, and your linux filesystem is 5GB? (That's what I got from the message, unless you're using some uber tech talk that went whoosh over my head)

If you have free space on your HD, you can install gparted, a great partition editor using

sudo apt-get install gparted It may ask for some other dependencies to be installed. This will only work for shrinking other partitions, if you want to work on your ubuntu partition, you can either use GParted from the Ubuntu LiveCD or download the Gparted LiveCD and burn it. Either should work. If you need help using gparted, just let me know.

diwas
August 11th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Yes, you got that right.

But its like I want to "move" the current OS to another partition.

SlalomMan
August 11th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Move it to another partition? Or just make the partition bigger? Or move the OS to the new hard drive?

The Titan
August 11th, 2008, 04:48 AM
Indeed.
Open up synaptic located under system > administration > synaptic package manager
after that go to "settings" and then to "preferences" and in the "general" tab put a check in the first box and hit "apply".
Easy

I know, i was saying that you could see where the files were installed. (Note: This was the original topic of the thread) =P

diwas
August 11th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Move it to another partition? Or just make the partition bigger? Or move the OS to the new hard drive?


Actually i need the process of 2 of the question mentioned above.

1. Make the partition bigger.
2. Move the OS to the new hard drive.

Actually i currently want to make my "Filesystem" partition bigger...and in the future...(in about 2-3 weeks) i would like to move the OS to another partition.

Is this possible???

diwas
August 13th, 2008, 04:35 AM
bump