On 08/24/2010 05:41 PM, Robert Peruzzi wrote:
Thank you for responding. From your answer:
> All packages in Fedora (and EPEL) install the binaries and the man pages
> in the same way. IF a package provides a runable binary it will be in
> your $PATH; if it has manpages, they will be below $MANPATH.
I can only assume that the installations failed even though the messages said
"completed". I did not install them as a private user.
This should not
happen.. And I have never heard of anyone reporting such
a problem. However if a problem really exists, it should be tracked
down, reported via bugzilla.redhat.com
I executed "yum install alliance" (and the other tools
too) as root.
After installation, every tool file is owned by root
probably normal. Very few packages leave files installed as
another user; most of those who do that (for instance sendmail, apache )
rely on a different user for security reasons.
and none of the files are executable.
For a reason which I do
not know, alliance installs all the binaries
below /usr/lib/alliance/bin ( or - I presume - lib64 on 64bit systems).
This path is out of the normal user $PATH so this is why you do not have
the binaries in your normal $PATH
The man files are all gzipped.
This is the default for all manpages in RHEL.
Attempts to reinstall result in a message that the tool is already
This is normal
I will try your suggestion and use rpm -ql and repoquery -l
rpm -ql OR repoquery -l. They are functionally equivalent
to see if there's some clue as to how I should proceed but my gut
feeling is these commands will leave me still clueless.
Any ideas on what I did wrong or what steps were omitted from the installation
I do not think that you omitted anything. The package maintainer decided
to not install the binaries in the normal location.
PS: please trim the messages you reply to and include only the relevant
parts. Thank you
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:37:11 -0400
From: Robert Peruzzi <peruzzi(a)rperuzzi.com>
To: "epel-devel-list(a)redhat.com" <epel-devel-list(a)redhat.com>
Subject: Fedora Electronics Lab through EPEL question
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I'm running RHEL 188.8.131.52 and I want to be able to run CAD tools from FEL. Following
directions on the EPEL web page I downloaded an EPEL package as root, then installed all
the FEL tools individually with, for instance:
# yum install alliance
About ? of the installations succeeded, but I'll ask about the failures another time.
For the "successful" installations:
? What is the next step to add the programs to PATH and the man pages to MANPATH,
and make myself the owner (rather than root) and make the executables executable so I can
learn to run these tools?
? Is there a few commands to do this for me or do I need to write my own script or
execute the steps one at a time for each tool?
? Are there more steps I'm missing beyond editing PATH and MANPATH, then doing
a chown and chmod?