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    Default Please help me install Stellarium...

    I'm new to opensuse 11.2 / gnome. I'd like to install Stellarium from Stellarium. Their download button dumps a .tar.gz file on my hard drive. Can I use YaST to install it from there? I tried a command line install from a tutorial I read somewhere but I lack the make file or cmake or whatever. Can I do this through a GUI? I've only installed one other program and it was a fairly automated process. Thanks!

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    sbeyerkc wrote:
    > I'm new to opensuse 11.2 / gnome. I'd like to install Stellarium from
    > 'Stellarium' (http://www.stellarium.org).


    may i suggest that you stop installing software the old fashioned way,
    where you go to sites all over the net download who-knows-what kind of
    evil might be inside....and, instead use the openSUSE repositories of
    malware clean programs....

    the M$ way is SO last century..

    use YaST and its Software Management function instead and it will
    fetch, unpack, install thousands of programs from our repos..

    Stellarium is in the education repo....open YaST > Community
    Repositories and enable these repos ONLY:

    oss, non-oss, update, packman and education

    some of those should already be enabled....if ANY others are enabled,
    then disable those...normally you should only have the first four
    enabled--for a stable, dependable system..

    then, close the repo module and open Software Management, in the
    search blank type stellarium and click search...when the list pops up
    on the right side, right click (to install) stellarium and then click
    the accept button at the bottom....done, you should find the new
    program in your menu..

    NOTE: our repos are housed in (for example) university, government and
    donated servers all over the world....YaST will automatically be
    directed to one close...but, even then traffic conditions and the
    owners use of their machine may cause some delay in fetching all
    needed data--BE PATIENT, do not abort the install process...doing so
    is a great way to mess up your system....click accept and go make tea,
    or something...plan on up to 30 minutes.....but, i guess five will do
    it... repeat: do NOT click the abort button or close the YaST window..

    welcome to the new way of computing safely....and, do some reading
    about your new system, this would be a good place to start:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts

    one thing we have is LOTs of great documentation to get you going, see
    this earlier posting of mine: http://tinyurl.com/3a5rong

    again -=welcome=-

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    The repository route is the way I wanted to go but didn't know how to know the program was there. I'd already searched via Software Management and it didn't show so I obviously (now) don't have the education repo enabled. I'll get them all enabled and install that method. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Please help me install Stellarium...

    BTW - the "Concepts" link is very good - don't know how I missed that one.

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    sbeyerkc wrote:
    > but didn't know how to know the program was there. I'd already
    > searched via Software Management and it didn't show


    here is the 'trick' i used to find the package:

    http://software.opensuse.org/search
    and, another place to look is
    http://packages.opensuse-community.org/

    i didn't directly point you there because i'm kinda anti-oneclick
    installs..

    they are ok, but ONLY if you know you must not leave all the repos it
    adds enabled...because i can't count the number of folks who come here
    with problems, and their only problem is they have more than the basic
    four (oss, non-oss, update & packman) repos enabled..

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