Re: Three Q's - Application list, upgrade help & default install location
From: osmoma (os-moma_at_email.no)
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 23:34:16 +0100
> G'day, eh!
> Just wondering if there is a list of Linux applications (grouped by
> function) around anywhere, possibly with user reviews... Basically the user
> chooses a catagory like "web browser", "email client", etc... and a list of
> know apps is displayed with a user rating or short description of the pro's
> and cons of each program.
> Also, Just wondering about upgrading programs. For example, I'm running
> RedHat 9 and have upgraded my kernel. The old kernel is still on the system.
> How can I remove it? Same goes for my browser... I did install the verion of
> Mozilla that came with RH9. I've since installed the latest version of
> Firebird. How do I remove my old Mozilla? If I want to upgrade my Mozilla to
> 1.5, how do I upgrade it so I don't have multiple installations?
> Finally, I've noticed that many programs selected during the install are not
> present on the panel menu when logged into "X" (running Gnome or KDE). Where
> would they have been installed. (Can't recall names at the moment, still
> haven't found/configured a news client that I like in RH9).
> I've done some Google searches, but much of the info I find is years out of
> Any info is appreciated!
Open http://www.futuredesktop.org and search for "applications"
Click "Linux information portal" on http://www.futuredesktop.org
2) Removing old kernels
List kernels in your system (as 'root' user)
# rpm -qa | grep kernel
Remove kernel with rpm -e
# rpm -e kernel-2.4.20-8
The old kernel should have disapparead from the boot-menu.
Check your /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/lilo.conf if it's gone.
3) Locate programs
$ which oocalc
$ locate oocalc
$ apropos xmms
$ find / -name "oowrite*" -print
4) Learn to use apt-get and synaptic
5) Me never use menues, icons only.
So usually right-mouse-click on the desktop and select
[Create new...], [Link to Application].
In Execute: just write eg. xmms or the complete filepath /usr/bin/xmms
// os moma