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    Default Finding Installed Programs

    Hi Everybody,

    I've got a quick question regarding post-installation of software. I tried to install the program Octave using the untar-configure-make-make install process, but I had some errors I couldn't resolve so I just went to YaST's software management section. I installed Octave and its libraries, rebooted the computer, and wish to run Octave, but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas on where the program is located or anything I have to do in order to finish installation?

    I am using openSUSE 12.3 and trying to run Octave 3.6.4

    I'm very new to Linux (two weeks-ish), so if it seems like I'm missing some fundamental step, please let me know.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Finding Installed Programs

    On 2013-08-13 21:36, triznakj wrote:

    > couldn't resolve so I just went to YaST's software management section. I
    > installed Octave and its libraries, rebooted the computer, and wish to
    > run Octave, but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas on where the program
    > is located or anything I have to do in order to finish installation?


    In YaST software management there is a tab that lists the files of the
    selected package. At least it does so in the KDE version.

    Otherwise, the command (run in a terminal):

    Code:
    rpm -ql packagename
    lists the contents of 'packagename'.

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    Default Re: Finding Installed Programs

    On 08/13/2013 04:18 PM, Carlos E. R. pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > On 2013-08-13 21:36, triznakj wrote:
    >
    >> couldn't resolve so I just went to YaST's software management section. I
    >> installed Octave and its libraries, rebooted the computer, and wish to
    >> run Octave, but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas on where the program
    >> is located or anything I have to do in order to finish installation?

    > In YaST software management there is a tab that lists the files of the
    > selected package. At least it does so in the KDE version.


    Only for installed packages (just in case some people start to think
    that it also works for uninstalled packages).

    >
    > Otherwise, the command (run in a terminal):
    >
    >
    Code:
    > rpm -ql packagename
    >
    >
    > lists the contents of 'packagename'.
    >



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    Default Re: Finding Installed Programs

    On 08/13/2013 09:36 PM, triznakj wrote:
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    > rebooted the computer . . .I can't seem to find it.


    i've never installed or used Octave, but i just googled it and found
    "Octave is normally used through its interactive command line
    interface" which means it may not have a nice icon you can click on
    to launch it...instead, open a terminal and try typing in
    Code:
    octave
    and press enter..

    if that fails, why not have a look at their documentation...i'd guess
    you can get to it from here:
    http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html

    btw, why did you reboot after the install? ah, habit i
    guess...rebooting in Linux you mostly only needed after a kernel or
    version change...

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    Default Re: Finding Installed Programs

    you need to install qtoctave

    that will give you a menu entry

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    as well as a gui so you don't have to do everything in a terminal window.

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