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    sarangbapat NNTP User

    Question Poorman's guide to install applications?

    I have a limited internet connectivity (dialup) at home. I can download bigger rpm files from my office and smaller rpms from home (limited few MBs). I have opensuse 11.0 KDE installed from Live CD.

    Is there a fool-proof guide to install some of the popular applications that I want to install manually using command prompt WITHOUT using online repositories.

    Maybe
    e.g. To install Acrobat Reader 8,
    install rpm1(download link), rpm2(download link), etc. so if i download these rpms I can install it using command line (rpm -ivh) in that order that will satisfy all dependencies.

    Some of the applications I want to install:
    1. VLC
    2. Acrobat Reader 8
    3. Realplayer 11
    4. Skype
    5. Google Picasa
    6. Amsn
    7. Update Firefox 2.0.9 (default) to Firefox 3 (latest).
    8. Windows codecs (gstreamer etc.)
    9. mono & monodevelop

    I know I can download rpms and query them(using rpm -q), but it will be quite a tedious task for me to figure out dependencies like this, so I am looking for a read-made material. :-)

    The advantage of this method is that I can save this RPMs and use them to install on other machines also.

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    Default Re: Poorman's guide to install applications?

    One alternative is to put your rpms in a local directory and then add that directory as a software repo in Yast. That way you will get all the nice features of Yast's Software Manager.

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    sarangbapat NNTP User

    Default Re: Poorman's guide to install applications?

    Thanks for reply, but how can I add local folder as a repository? In that case do I need to download all rpms in the repository?

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    Default Re: Poorman's guide to install applications?

    Open up Yast, select Software repositories, click on Add and select local folder, click on Next and name your repo and select the folder you wish to use, if you haven't already created a folder you can do so now. After finishing this you can add any RPM you download into this folder and use Yast to manage it. Really handy!

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    Default Re: Poorman's guide to install applications?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarangbapat View Post
    Thanks for reply, but how can I add local folder as a repository? In that case do I need to download all rpms in the repository?
    Open Yast. Click configuration -> repositories. There click the "add" button. On the next page ypu will see a lot of options including "hard disk" and "local directory". Choose the option best for you and provide the path on being asked.

    And you can downlaoad ".rpm" files from the sites of software you want to install manually. e.g. for VLC--> VLC media player for openSUSE (it is a one click install, give it a try). For adobe reader --> Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions. Download the rpm file from here. and then from command prompt type "sudo /sbin/yast2 --install path_of_rpm_file/file_name". It will ask for root's password. I do not know from where to get monodevelop rpm as I have installed it from Yast. But you can check "eclipse" which is also a development tool like monodevelop. The difference you can get its rpm file and install it while being offline(Eclipse.org home)

    Let me know if I can help you more than this

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    Default Re: Poorman's guide to install applications?

    To get VLC rpm's you can check this PackMan :: Package details for vlc

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    Quote Originally Posted by vendetta18 View Post
    I do not know from where to get monodevelop rpm as I have installed it from Yast. But you can check "eclipse" which is also a development tool like monodevelop. The difference you can get its rpm file and install it while being offline(Eclipse.org home)

    Let me know if I can help you more than this :)
    Webpin search for packages:
    Monodevelop:
    Webpin

    Also,
    Software.openSUSE.org
    The RPM package can be downloaded from any of the repo's (check your version of openSUSE) mentioned in Webpin search above.
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