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November 28th, 2010, 04:14 PM
how can i found the path of the package that i installed in synaptic package manager?

November 28th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Right-click on the package and select Information or Properties or something similar (I have my interface set to ಕನ್ನಡ, so can't really help you there :( ). Then, you click on the tab labeled "Installed Files" and you will see where the package installed the files.

November 28th, 2010, 05:20 PM
thank you very much!! very helpfull!!
can i control on the distribution of the files?
because if want to put all the files from package into one folder

November 28th, 2010, 06:01 PM
AFAIK, you cannot if you install through Synaptic. If you compile and build the program yourself, you probably can.

November 28th, 2010, 06:03 PM
On Linux, you don't really need to know the path to where things install.

For instance, even though the path to the Firefox executable is /usr/bin/firefox, you don't ever need to know that. The command "firefox" will launch it, regardless of where it's actually located.

November 29th, 2010, 10:59 PM
That + .desktop files make knowing where things actually are completely unnecessary.