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15 Post subject: Solved: Where are downloaded games?  PostPosted: 25.09.2010, 13:46



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I downloaded some debian junior games for my grandson to learn and play on and they do not appear anywhere in the menu. Can someone tell me how I can get them into the menu? The packages were junior-games-card, junior-math, and junior-arcade.


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Post subject: RE: Where are downloaded games?  PostPosted: 25.09.2010, 14:55



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Did you install them via apt-get or dpkg, which desktop do you use, were the builds for debian or ubuntu?
If you want to search for them i would start in /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin or /opt/bin for the executables.
 
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Post subject: RE: Where are downloaded games?  PostPosted: 25.09.2010, 15:19
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In general, you can list all files included in an installed package with
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dpkg -L packagename

If the package is not installed you need apt-file installed:
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apt-file list packagename


But these packages are… old. They are not even included in the last debian stable release!

Try 'goplay' to browse for games.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Where are downloaded games?  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 03:55



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      michaaa62 wrote:
Did you install them via apt-get or dpkg, which desktop do you use, were the builds for debian or ubuntu?
If you want to search for them i would start in /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin or /opt/bin for the executables.


They were installed via apt-get, I was in the KDE4 desktop, and thanks I will search.
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Where are downloaded games?  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 03:57



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      DonKult wrote:
In general, you can list all files included in an installed package with
      Code:
dpkg -L packagename

If the package is not installed you need apt-file installed:
      Code:
apt-file list packagename


But these packages are… old. They are not even included in the last debian stable release!

Try 'goplay' to browse for games.


I will try to search ...Which packages are old? I've only got sid and experimental enabled.......
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Where are downloaded games?  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 06:47
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      deach wrote:
Which packages are old? I've only got sid and experimental enabled.......

Argh, sorry, i mixed them up with other (source) packages with the same name, forget it - all fine. Wink

These package itself doesn't install games (or anything else), they are just installing "tasks" you can choose with tasksel for installation.

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A good way to install games is http://en.djl-linux.org/

 
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Thanks for all the help. As Per usual, it was my fault, those packages were not actually "games". I've got tuxmath and some others on here for them now. Thanks

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