View Full Version : [ubuntu] Package Installation Locations

July 1st, 2010, 09:45 AM

Often I install a package, whether via the terminal or a gui, and I have no idea where it is installed. I have not yet found a log that explicitly tells me where these things go.

For instance, this morning I installed perl-doc-html, which I understand to be be html man pages for perl. I can't find them. Often I install a gui driven package, but I have to hunt for the shortcut in the menu bar or I have to create it myself once I've found the executable. Is there a better way of doing this?

So, in summary, how do I find out where things have been installed? Is there a log or some other means?



July 1st, 2010, 11:23 AM
Select the package in Synaptic, click on the toolbar item "Properties" and go to the "Installed files" tab.

Documentation is usually at /usr/share/doc/<PACKAGENAME>/, for perl-doc-html see /usr/share/doc/perl-doc-html/html/index.html

July 1st, 2010, 01:06 PM
Awesome - thanks pal.