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    Default Installing applications

    hi,
    I am using opensuse 12.1 distribution and I want to install eclipse on it.
    when I click on eclipse executable then it shows error as no application for executable files found?
    why this is so?

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    Default Re: Installing applications

    Hello abhikohokade,

    Welcome here.

    It is not quite clear what you are doing. When you say that you want to install something, then I assume it is not yet on your system. But when you then say you "click on it" (where ever that may mean) it seems that you have it on your system. Which is contradictory.

    So please be more explicit in what you do, what you expected to happen and what happened instead (every good problem description has these three parts).

    And on "installing applications" (the title you gave to your thread). That is normaly done by using YaST > Software > Software management. You can use the Search field there to see if something you want is available in the repositories you have enabled. In this case, I tried "eclipse" i n the Search field and it came back with two items about compilers for Java. I do not know if that is what you want.

    When software can not be found in the enabled repos, one often searches in software.opensuse.org: Search Results
    (when you use the one-click installs there, do see that the repository that comes with it is not added permenantly to your repos list, better for a stable future in software maintanance).

    When this all fails, you could go out on the internet to see if there is another openSUSE ready solution.

    When this fails also, you could try a general Linux RPM, but that can lead to dependancy problems.

    A last resort is finding a source tarball and building yourself. That is often not an easy task, but we can help you here.

    That is the range of possibilities in attaining applications.
    Last edited by hcvv; 31-Jan-2012 at 04:23.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Installing applications

    Am 31.01.2012 11:16, schrieb abhikohokade:
    >
    > hi,
    > I am using opensuse 12.1 distribution and I want to install eclipse on
    > it.
    > when I click on eclipse executable then it shows error as no
    > application for executable files found?
    > why this is so?
    >
    >

    Instead of clicking on it, open a terminal and run it from the command
    line, post the output here
    Code:
    cd /the/path/where/eclipse/is #replace this with the correct path
    ls -l # to see if the file is executable
    ../eclipse
    also post the output in code tags.

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