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    Default installing additional software

    Hi,

    how do I install additional software in a tar.gz format. Unzipping them and adding it to a directory is easy enough, but I would like to create a shortcut to the executable file?

    Where is the best place to unzip them to?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: installing additional software

    I would suggest you first have a look at:

    1. Concepts - openSUSE

    2. Documentation/Package Management - openSUSE

    3. Compiling software - openSUSE

    4. Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

    After taking some time to read those please consider first searching for a pre-built package on Software.openSUSE.org and after that building / compiling it from the source (tar.gz ; tar.bz). Rarely the archive will containg a pre-compiled binary (executable) but the source code which you need to compile yourself.

    Cheers and welcome to openSUSE.

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    Default Re: installing additional software

    Thank you will look into those.

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