Home Learn Linux Linux Answers Applications When I use Software Manager to install a program, where is it installed and how do I access it?
  • An exact answer would depend on the distro you are using and the program you're installing, but in general the Sofware Manager will add the name of the program to the main menu once it is installed.

    Answered by Albinard
    3 years ago
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  • The exact location where a "program's" files are put depends on the type of software being added to the system. Programs used for system tasks like checking the disk (fsck) or working with your bootloader (grub/grub2) have traditionally been put in /sbin but may be found in /usr/sbin --the sbin can be thought of as "system binary," meaning program. The majority of other programs, ones users typically launch, are found in /usr/bin except for the relatively basic commands found at the top level /bin directory; to give you an idea, /usr/bin holds 3627 files on my current system while /bin contains only 108. There are exceptions to where applications are found on the disk, though. Some distributions choose to place certain closed-source programs under /opt or /opt/bin and some choose to add certain games under /usr/share/games.

    Many distributions will add menu items for the software you add if you are using a desktop/laptop system. If you add add a new web browser, for example, it should immediately be selectable using the menu from within most desktop environments. With others, users may need to logout and back in before menu entries appear. The same applies when using the application launcher dialog box with most desktops, too.

    If you are attempting to launch the added program using a command line terminal shell, remember that names are case sensitive and that they may possibly be named something other than what a menu entry for them may be expected to be titled. Additionally, if files were installed to somewhere other than /(s)bin or /usr/(s)bin, a shell open during adding the program may not find it until without first using "source /etc/profile" to read any changed enviromental variables.

    Answered by tdr
    3 years ago
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  • It depends on one Linux distro to another Linux distro. Generally any Software is installed under /usr/local or /opt. However u can assign installed directory at the time of installation.

    After SW installation there will be a Icon related to the SW else u can see by clicking More applications.

    Answered by rechil_colin
    3 years ago
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  • General,/usr/local/bin,/usr/local/sbin,/usr/bin and so on.

    Answered by mali
    3 years ago
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