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Old 06-08-2011
how to make programs available to all users

Hi all,

where (path) usually the programs are installed in linux.
How to make installed programs available to all users of the system ?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-08-2011
dpkg -l

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 06-11-2011 at 03:02 PM.. Reason: added code tags
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Old 06-08-2011
How to do this depends on your system. If you're using a debian-derived distro you'll have dpkg, if you're not you won't.

How to make them 'available to all users of the system' depends on what things you want to make available to what users.
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Old 06-08-2011
Hi Corona688,

I am using RHEL so i did not find dpkg.
I am trying to know what files to be edited if i installed a program for example in /usr/bin etc. How i make this program available to say xyz user.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-08-2011
There's two things to consider, whether they'll find it and whether they're actually allowed to use it.

The PATH variable is what a users' shell will use to locate programs. /usr/bin will very probably be in the default PATH so users will find things in there by default. If they need to look in /usr/local/bin/ you may need to add that to the PATH. The PATH is adjusted in a variety of locations, see How does the default PATH get set on RHEL?

Even if it's not in their PATH, they can still run programs by giving the full path themselves, i.e. running /usr/local/sbin/myprogramname

File permissions can also be used to allow or deny users from running programs they'd otherwise be able to access, but without knowing what you're trying to do this may be getting into too much detail.
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