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    I just switched to openSuSE 11.1 from Ubuntu 8.04. On Ubuntu, I had a favorite text editing app, called medit. I searched for it on the openSuSE install software app, but cannot find it (I am using the GNOME version of openSuSE, too). I thought applications were dependent on the DE? So, wouldn't a GNOME app I was using on Ubuntu work on GNOME openSuSE? Or do I have that all wrong? Or is it because the GNOME on Ubuntu was not the newest version?

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    AFAIK the only gui text editor dependent on your DE is gedit.
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    So then I should be able to use medit? Why does it not appear in my searches?

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    One of the steps when looking for software for openSUSE is use Webpin.

    I was curious so I filled in 'medit' and checked 11.1. Got the following result: http://packages.opensuse-community.o...o=openSUSE_111.

    Now when medit is an editor for mail it seams that we have the right one! Then majordomo (1.94.5) is the package for you and it is in the OSS repo. So (when you have your standard repos in place) you can install majordomo with YaSTT > Software > Software Management.
    Hope this helps.
    Henk van Velden

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    So I have to install majordomo to get medit? There is no way to just get medit?

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    Hi, you can run medit on any DE. If you don't find an medit rpm for openSUSE you can download the tarball and build medit from source (./configure and so on). Or you can look for an Ubuntu package and then use a tool called "alien" to create an rpm from that. The latter should look somehow like this "alien -r -c theUbuntuPackage.deb" Then you can (hopefully) install the rpm. Good luck!
    edit: I just had a look and I don't think that majordomo is what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbakewell View Post
    So I have to install majordomo to get medit? There is no way to just get medit?
    It seems that people think that it belongs logicaly to majordomo. Imagine what would happen if every single little tool was made a seperate package! What is against it? I do not know what comes with majordomo. You can always check when it is installed in the appropriate tab in YaST Software Manager. There is much more on your system that you do not use.

    Else go for supertimorplusforts' method. Looks more work to me, but may be more fun . And there is always the chance that you miss some dependancies.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbakewell
    So then I should be able to use medit? Why does it not appear in my
    searches?
    Hi
    If you have a search here now for medit;
    Get It

    Since it's a program I have used before and do find it nice with the
    terminal window, I grabbed the latest released source and put together
    an openSUSE specific spec file based on a fedora core one. I had to add
    a couple of patches (one from the cvs bug list) to get it to build.

    Enjoy

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
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    up 2 days 0:32, 1 user, load average: 0.36, 0.28, 0.32
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    That is what I call SERVICE!

    (Am I right when I think now that the medit I found is a different one from this one?)
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv
    That is what I call SERVICE!

    (Am I right when I think now that the medit I found is a different one
    from this one?)
    Hi
    LOL
    Yes, this one is similar to the kdevelop editor not a mail editor tool
    which I think the majordomo one is??

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