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I try to install xfvb for headless firefox and selenium tests, but after installing by:

apt-get install xvfb

I got only those files on server (search by xvfb):

/usr/bin/xvfb-run
/usr/share/doc/xvfb
/usr/share/man/man1/xvfb-run.1.gz
/var/lib/dpkg/info/xvfb.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/xvfb.md5sums
/var/cache/apt/archives/xvfb_2%3a1.7.7-14_i386.deb

As you can see, no xvfb executable in /usr/bin/

Using Debian 2.6.32-042stab055.12

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dpkg -L xvfb would give you the full list of files provided by the package. You would probably come to DerfK's conclusion then. –  ℝaphink Aug 2 '12 at 13:10

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The actual executable name is /usr/bin/Xvfb with the capital X.

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If you are using Debian stable and apt-get reports a successful install then you can be almost 99.99% sure it was successful. In other words, a mistake is most likely something you forgot to check, or overlooked or another end user error. In fact i can't remember a problem ever with a Debian stable package installing incorrectly.

This is not gripe about the user, but a compliment towards Debian's excellent packaging system and stability.

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