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  1. #1
    thenior NNTP User

    Default Running SpiderOak on Suse

    Hello,

    I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to linux, so bare with me.

    Our company recently purchased SpiderOak backup subscription. Unfortunately, I didn't pay attention to the fact that it doesn't officially support SUSE.

    I read that you can use Alien to convert it - I got alien installed, but always received errors when converting.
    INPUT:
    alien -r spideroak.deb

    OUTPUT:
    ar: spideroak.deb is not a valid archive
    gzip: stdin: unexpected end of Archive
    I tried the Slackware version, neither would convert, giving me an EOF error. I can open the archives and browse them, but if I try to extract them, I get a EOF error as well. I tried running the Ubuntu RPM, and got a dependency error.

    Can someone please help? https://spideroak.com/download/ You can download all the different Linux versions for free. I REALLY need to get this working...

    I also thought about creating a virtual machine running XP - but I seriously want to avoid that.

    We are running SUSE Enterprise server - not sure which version.

  2. #2
    spideroak NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    Thanks for your post and your interest in SpiderOak.

    We'll be providing native OpenSUSE packages for SpiderOak very soon. If you contact SpiderOak support we'll get you a snapshot of the OpenSUSE package ASAP. We can also help you get alien going. We love hearing from customers so please don't hesitate to email or call.

  3. #3
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    my guess is someone in Novell (or the openSUSE community) ought to
    want to hot foot it to <https://spideroak.com/> and OFFER to build
    them a openSUSE friendly rpm!!! and/or add it to a repo

    while waiting for all of that to happen, you can TRY this...i think it
    will work (i'd try it here, but then working here does not guarantee
    working there!)

    using firefox (i do NOT know how all the other browsers will handle
    this, so!!)

    -on first page <https://spideroak.com/> hover mouse over "Fedora 10"
    and click

    -on the second page: read minimum system requirements! if you have
    them, click "Download" (even if you have openSUSE 64 do NOT click it)

    two things will happen

    1. a new page pops up, do *NOT* follow any of the instructions on the
    "Installing SpiderOak." page (even when downloading an rpm, they are
    giving deb instructions [brain dead!], instead

    2. firefox will pop up a "Opening SpiderOak-95blahblah window asking
    what it should do with the file

    - select "Save file" and click ok

    - firefox will pop up a file save dialog, [THINK] put the file where
    you can get to it easily (your Desktop is fine), click "Save"

    -when the whirring and blinking stops there should be a
    SpiderOak9530blahblahblah.rpm file

    it IS designed for Fedora, but it MAY be ok, maybe...continue with:

    - right click on the file, in the resulting pop up menu, select
    "Actions" then "Install with YaST" and cross your fingers..

    *if* your machine is connected to the internet, and you have your
    repositories set up in accordance with the recommendations here:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/install-b...ml#post1908012
    that is JUST FOUR repos enabled

    then if you are living right, YaST will resolve all depedencies and
    you are good to go.....REPORT BACK..

    if it does not install smoothly, just follow the YaST hints and
    cancel...you can run rpm later with the magic UNinstall keys to clean
    it out..


    --
    goldie
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    Teach man and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Note: Accuracy, completeness, legality, or usefulness of this posting
    may be illusive.

  4. #4
    thenior NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    Thank you for your help! I downloaded it - however, when I right click, and go to install, I don't have a YAST option. I forced it to use YAST, but then YAST never loads.

    I went to YAST to add the software repos - but YaST -> Software -> Software Repositories doesn't exist.

    By the way, I discovered I am running SLES - I think it's version 11.

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    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    In a terminal window, cd to folder where the Spider.....rpm was saved, and issue command below:

    su -c 'rpm -iUvh Spider....rpm --test'
    Enter rootpassword when asked for.
    The command will list needed packages and files to be installed. Install these via Software Installer, and try again. When the command runs OK, remove the '--test' from the command and it will install.
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  6. #6
    thenior NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    hmm well it showed me a couple things

    FS1:/data # su -c 'rpm -iUvh SpiderOak.rpm --test'

    libcrypto.so.7 is needed by SpiderOak-9530-1.fc10.i836
    libdbus-1.so.3 is needed by.....
    libpng12.so.0(PNG12_0) is needed by ....
    libssl.so.7 is needed by.....
    dbus is needed by ....
    I couldn't find really any of those libraries on my computer - only the 'dbus' and it said it was already installed.

    I googled them, and was able to find all the RPM's for that stuff, but the first and the last one said they were already installed. The rest gave me some "invalid RPM" error.
    Last edited by thenior; 27-Aug-2009 at 12:14. Reason: include more info

  7. #7
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    > By the way, I discovered I am running SLES - I think it's version 11.

    can you do this in a terminal and tell us for sure, please?

    cat /etc/SuSE-release



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    goldie
    Give a hacker a fish and you feed him for a day.
    Teach man and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Note: Accuracy, completeness, legality, or usefulness of this posting
    may be illusive.

  8. #8
    thenior NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    I was mistaken, it's 10

  9. #9
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Running SpiderOak on Suse

    thenior wrote:
    > I was mistaken, it's 10


    ok, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10...(aka SLES 10)

    just to let you know, you are *welcome* here, however you need to
    recognize that SLES is a commercial product of Novell and they host
    support for SLES/SLED at forums.novell.com

    this is forums.opensuse.org--most folks here are on openSUSE 11.1 amd
    we are busy hammering out the bugs and kinks of the code which will
    eventually be finished, highly polished and released as SLED/S 12..

    our experiences might not translate into good help for your several
    years older code base..

    if i were you i'd listen to the folks over on the Novell forum..

    that is not to say that we don't have some very qualified folks
    here...just that most here have little or no experience with the
    Novell product..

    ymmv

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    goldie

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