no subject.

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Apr 2 14:41:28 UTC 2007

On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 10:04:20AM +0200, Joseba Sanchez wrote:

> Hi,
> I am very new to Freebsd so this might be a dumb
> question, but I can't 
> find an answer through FAQ..

The first thing to learn is to put a meaningful subject on your posts.
Leaving the subject blank is most likely to get your messages ignored
by those who get too many messages and questions.

> I used the command "make install clean" to install
> some ported 
> applications,
> and the installs went off without a hitch and reported
> successful.My 
> problem
> is that I can't find the locations of the installed
> applications or the
> executables for the apps to run them.What am I missing
> here?

Well, it is possible that your shell does not yet know about
the new command.    When you log in and start a shell, it goes
out and does a search of your path[s] and makes a hash table
that helps it find everything out there quickly.  Your new stuff
probably needs to be added to the hash table.  You can
either log out and log in again or you can enter the command  'rehash'.
If that doesn't do it, then you should see what the command name
is supposed to be or read up on how to start the utility. 


> Normally the instaled binary of the applications are
> in /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/X11R6/bin...
> If the applications has been succesfully instaled via
> ports, type whereis application-name, and it will show
> you the place. For example, previous to the
> instalation, if you type whereis xmms, it will just
> show you /usr/ports/chinese/xmms. After the
> instalation, typieng the same, whereis xmms, it will
> show you something like that.
> bash-2.05b$ whereis xmms
> xmms: /usr/X11R6/bin/xmms
> /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xmms.1.gz /usr/ports/chinese/xmms
> If you have /usr/X11R6/bin in your path, (echo $PATH
> will show it) just typing xmms in a terminal will run
> the application.
> Thank you in advance.
> Michael Brady
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