Finding out where the documentation is of a installed package is.
Using Linux will require you to read documentation about the packages you're going to use. Usually there are 2 easy ways to get more information about the packages that are installed:1. Shell:
man 'packagename'2. Default storage location:
I tried a experimental package and it mentioned I should read the documentation, but not where the documentation was located, it wasn't in the default
/usr/share/doc/ directory. Usually you can also type "man 'packagename'" to get detailed help but in this case I believe something went wrong with the installation because that also didn't work.
I followed these steps and found the documentation:1. Search for the name of the package:
cd / & find . -name 'packagename'*2. Usually we can see results in /usr/share/lintian/overrides:
cat /usr/share/lintian/overrides/'packagename'OUTPUT: [email protected]
:/usr/share/lintian/overrides# cat 'packagename'
# INSTALL contains some important caveats.
'packagename': package-contains-upstream-install-documentation usr/share/doc/'packagename'/INSTALL.gz (INSTALL.gz is an example, it could be a different filename)3. Decompress the help file:
gzip -d usr/share/doc/labrea/INSTALL.gz4. Read the help file:
cat or leafpad usr/share/doc/labrea/INSTALL