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Friday, October 21st 2005, 6:27am

Where did it go?

I've just migrated to Fedora Core 3 from Mandrake 10.0.

I missed kpackage functionality and I installed kdeadmin-3.4.2.-0.fc3.1.rpm, which was supposed to include kpackage, kdat, and kwuftpd.

I expected to see kpackage in the KDE menu, but I can't find it. I do see kdat, but am not sure it had been there even before upgrading kdeadmin.

Without the help of kpackage, I would not know in what folders these newly installed programs exist. I would appreciate any help to locate and install kpackage in the kde menu.

I've just finished searching for the kpackage file by using 'Find Files' utility. Nothing came up with any file associated with kpackage.

Although the announcement claims that kdeadmin includes kpackage, it doew not appear to do so.…t/msg00034.html

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : kdeadmin
Version : 3.4.2
Release : 0.fc3.1
Summary : Administrative tools for KDE.
Description :
The kdeadmin package includes administrative tools for the K Desktop
Environment (KDE), including kpackage, kdat, and kwuftpd.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "pinenut" (Oct 21st 2005, 7:16am)



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Friday, October 21st 2005, 4:03pm

I pretty sure there is some kind of rpm command that lists the contents of a package.

Maybe the forgot to include it.

Have you tried starting it manually?

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Tuesday, October 25th 2005, 8:20am

The rpm command you need to check a package is
#rpm -ql kdeadmin
That will tell you what files are in that package. But running that on my machine, I don't see kpackage. So if you want to know what package you need to install to get something, you can run:
#yum whatprovides thingYouWant | more
(You may get a lot of output, so I piped it through more. You could also use grep, or less, or whatever.) Unfortunately, running that and looking for kpackage gives me nothing on Fedora 4, and a google search on "fedora kpackage" turned up some pages that mention its being removed. But no fear: You can use yumex. Just run, as root:
#yum install yumex
It's a GTK application, but it'll run under KDE.