[ale] installing suse packages
esoteric at 3times25.net
Fri Feb 13 11:47:52 EST 2004
John Wells wrote:
> I'm a suse newbie, and feeling like a fish out of water this morning.
> I ran a minimal install, but am now struggling to find common
> packages I need. I installed apt-rpm (my lifesaver on Red Hat), but
> it seems to only support a very limited set of packages for Suse.
Forget the apt crap, use yast2. You'll have the option to search for
various criteria to determine which rpms you need to install.
> For example, I'm a big slocate user, but I can't seem to find an
> slocate package under either the apt repository or an official ftp
slocate apparently does not come with SuSE. I've checked both 8.2 and 9.0.
> patch is another tool that doesn't seem to be installed by default
> under Suse minimal, yet again, can't find it under the apt repository
> or under the ftp dirs.
You will find it very easily with yast. select the search option, type
patch into the text box, then search.
> Am I missing something here? I only had the first Suse cd and it got
> me this far, but I need an easy way of installing other software.
> Is there a way to cause yast2 to look to the web rather than via a cd
> when installing new software?
Yes, under yast, select the 'change source option.' You'll be presented
with the options of changing the source to: ftp, http, samba, nfs, cd,
dvd, local directory.
> If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
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