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    Default Need help installing programs

    I'm a Linux newbie running Suse 10.0 with an i686 processor (I bought a machine pre-built with Suse, so I'd prefer to not reinstall an updated Suse version). I would like to install several programs but find that I'm missing rpm -python and python-elementtree. I was following the directions provided in this link for the installation of the aforementioned programs(http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...ackage_Manager) but the ftp links are no longer functional. I've tried googling for these files, but I have not been able to determine if the ones I find are appropriate for my machine (OS version and processor).

    Can anyone direct me to functional ftp files for rpm -python and python-elementtree? Thank you for any help you can provide.

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    Default Re: Need help installing programs

    python-elementtree: python-elementtree-1.2.6-2.i586.rpm - FTP Mirror Search (Downloads) (try any one of the mirrors)

    rpm-python: rpm-python-4.1.1-222.i586.rpm - FTP Mirror Search (Downloads) (try any one of the mirrors)

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    freedguy,

    Thank you very much for the help. I tried to install rpm-python, but now I find I need librpm-4.1.so, librpmdb-4.1.so, and librpmio-4.1.so. I think I found the correct librpm-4.1.so (RPM Search librpm-4.1.so). Do you know if there are machine/OS specific librpm programs?

    Sorry for the dumb questions, but I appreciate the help.

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    Install this and see if the dependencies will disappear: rpm-4.1.1-222.i586.rpm - FTP Mirror Search (Downloads) (its suse 10.0 specific)

    P.S- Why cant you upgrade to the latest and greatest opensuse 11.1?

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    I don't se the dumb question...
    I'm so dumb that you couldn't imagine ...

    In openSuse there are several ways to install RPMs and all depends on how advanced you are in Linux. Fortunatelly we have so many tools for this.

    The easiest way is to use YasT... so here goes my recomendation and How I would do it, ok?

    Place all your Downloaded RPMs someplace in hour home directory... something like: /home/yourusername/Downloads/RPMs (it could be wherever you want)
    Open YasT and Select Software Repositories
    Select Add >Local directory and write the path where you stored your RPMs (somethng like /home/yourusername/Downloads/RPMs)
    After that go to Install Software and search for the dowloaded package and install it.
    This way you will assure that this package will have no dependencies, and in case it does it's because you need to add some other repositories.

    Good luck and Happy New Year

    Luis

    NOTE: Please, before this, try to follow freedguy suggestions
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    Well, thanks for all of the help. I tried installing the rpm-4.1.1 file but now I get a bunch of conflicts saying that this program conflicts with rpm-4.4.2.

    Would installing suse 11 alleviate these problems? I'm very reluctant to do so since all of the pre-installed programs work (Evolution, wireless, Firefox, Open Office, etc) and I don't have the knowledge base right now to fix any problems that might crop up with the OS upgrade.

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    After I re-read the whole post I'm starting to think that you have SLED 10 (SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop)installed instead of openSuSE 10... is this right?
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    Installing individual rpm's always gives dependancy headaches.

    Its always good to install packages available in the repositories via YaST or Zypper or Smart.

    To search for packages in the repositories either use Software.openSUSE.org or Webpin. You can make use of opensuse's unique 1-click-install feature.

    The last two versions of opensuse (11.0, 11.1) have seen tremendous improvements. Almost everything works out of the box. Using opensuse is now a breeze for all levels of users.

    Obviously the latest versions have more packages in the repositories so you don't have to go manually solve dependency issues. I suggest you to install 11.0 as some packages are still missing in 11.1 repositories 'cos of holidays. Or if you want to wait for a couple more weeks then install 11.1. Both are good releases.

    To start with: Installation - openSUSE

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    I just installed openSUSE 11.1 and downloaded Thunderbird and Pidgin to my /home/username/Documents/

    My question is how do I install the programs from the folders that are there? lots of files ,but I don't see anything that resembles a setup icon. I am at present a Linux moron trying to navigate like I'm still in windows. I had some experience with Linux commands about 10 years ago using Slackware. HELP

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohap View Post
    I just installed openSUSE 11.1 and downloaded Thunderbird and Pidgin to my /home/username/Documents/

    My question is how do I install the programs from the folders that are there? lots of files ,but I don't see anything that resembles a setup icon. I am at present a Linux moron trying to navigate like I'm still in windows. I had some experience with Linux commands about 10 years ago using Slackware. HELP
    Hi.

    The best is to use YasT

    Pidgin is already installed.. so you dont need to do anything else.
    Thunderbird is in the repos... I guess you must add Packman"'s repository to install thunderbird. ---that's the safest way...

    good luck.

    Luis

    EDIT: 1. If you right click on the RPM you will see 2 installing options... if the package ends up with a *.sh, then you must run it in a console/terminal by sh nameofpackage.sh or just ./nameofpackage.sh.
    If the package ends up with *rpm then also in a console : rpm -Uvh nameofpckage.rpm. This must be mzade as root of course

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