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    sifu_ns NNTP User

    Question installing new programs

    I installed suse last night and is the first time that I have used Linux in 12 years. Well I remember linux being a little bit complicated but I had someone to show me through it then and now I don't. I have downloaded several programs all in tar.gz when they come to me. I understand that I have to unzip these files but I really don't know what to do from there. I opened the terminal and did a ./configure on these files and I got the same error message on them
    error: GNU gettext tools not found; required for intltool
    I really don't understand what to do to fix this because it won't let me use make at this point. I don't really know if the terminal is the fastest way to do this or not just kinda the only thing that I could remember. I see that GUI has come a long way from the days of old in Linux, but I also see that there is a ton of stuff for me to see learn. If someone can please help me I would greatly appreciate it. I really believe that Linux is the best operating system out there but its probably not if you can't use it to its potential. So thank you again.

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    Default Re: installing new programs

    Installing software is really best done via Yast - Software Management.

    Maybe have a read here first:
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