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  1. #1
    med chem doc NNTP User

    Default Need help installing programs


    I'm a Linux newbie running Suse 10.0 with an i686 processor (I bought a
    machine pre-built with Suse, so I'd prefer to not reinstall an updated
    Suse version). I would like to install several programs but find that
    I'm missing rpm -python and python-elementtree. I was following the
    directions provided in this link for the installation of the
    aforementioned
    programs(http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...ackage_Manager) but
    the ftp links are no longer functional. I've tried googling for these
    files, but I have not been able to determine if the ones I find are
    appropriate for my machine (OS version and processor).

    Can anyone direct me to functional ftp files for rpm -python and
    python-elementtree? Thank you for any help you can provide.


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  2. #2
    freedguy NNTP User

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    python-elementtree: 'python-elementtree-1.2.6-2.i586.rpm - FTP Mirror
    Search (Downloads)' (http://tinyurl.com/8p9pja) (try any one of the
    mirrors)

    rpm-python: 'rpm-python-4.1.1-222.i586.rpm - FTP Mirror Search
    (Downloads)' (http://tinyurl.com/96eklq) (try any one of the mirrors)


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  3. #3
    med chem doc NNTP User

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    freedguy,

    Thank you very much for the help. I tried to install rpm-python, but
    now I find I need librpm-4.1.so, librpmdb-4.1.so, and librpmio-4.1.so. I
    think I found the correct librpm-4.1.so ('RPM Search librpm-4.1.so'
    (http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat.../librpm-4.1.so)).
    Do you know if there are machine/OS specific librpm programs?

    Sorry for the dumb questions, but I appreciate the help.


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    freedguy NNTP User

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    Try installing this and see if the dependencies will disappear:
    'rpm-4.1.1-222.i586.rpm - FTP Mirror Search (Downloads)'
    (http://www.filewatcher.com/m/rpm-4.1...09137.0.0.html)
    (its suse 10.0 specific)

    P.S- Why cant you upgrade to the latest and greatest opensuse 11.1?


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  5. #5
    LuisC-SM NNTP User

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    I don't se the dumb question...
    I'm so dumb that you couldn't imagine ...

    In openSuse there are several ways to install RPMs and all depends on
    how advanced you are in Linux. Fortunatelly we have so many tools for
    this.

    The easiest way is to use YasT... so here goes my recomendation and How
    I would do it, ok?

    Place all your Downloaded RPMs someplace in hour home directory...
    something like: /home/yourusername/Downloads/RPMs (it could be wherever
    you want)
    Open YasT and Select Software Repositories
    Select Add >Local directory and write the path where you stored your
    RPMs (somethng like /home/yourusername/Downloads/RPMs)
    After that go to Install Software and search for the dowloaded package
    and install it.
    This way you will assure that this package will have no dependencies,
    and in case it does it's because you need to add some other
    repositories.

    Good luck and Happy New Year

    Luis

    NOTE: Please, before this, try to follow *freedguy *suggestions


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  6. #6
    med chem doc NNTP User

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    Well, thanks for all of the help. I tried installing the rpm-4.1.1 file
    but now I get a bunch of conflicts saying that this program conflicts
    with rpm-4.4.2.

    Would installing suse 11 alleviate these problems? I'm very reluctant
    to do so since all of the pre-installed programs work (Evolution,
    wireless, Firefox, Open Office, etc) and I don't have the knowledge base
    right now to fix any problems that might crop up with the OS upgrade.

    Yes, this penguin is trying to learn how to walk....


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    LuisC-SM NNTP User

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    After I re-read the whole post I'm starting to think that you have SLED
    10 (SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop)installed instead of openSuSE 10... is
    this right?


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    freedguy NNTP User

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    Installing individual rpm's always gives dependancy headaches.

    Its always good to install packages available in the repositories via
    YaST or Zypper or Smart.

    To search for packages in the repositories either use
    'Software.openSUSE.org' (http://software.opensuse.org/search) or
    'Webpin' (http://packages.opensuse-community.org/). You can make use of
    opensuse's unique 1-click-install feature.

    The last two versions of opensuse (11.0, 11.1) have seen tremendous
    improvements. Almost everything works out of the box. Using opensuse is
    now a breeze for all levels of users.

    Obviously the latest versions have more packages in the repositories so
    you don't have to go manually solve dependency issues. I suggest you to
    install 11.0 as some packages are still missing in 11.1 repositories
    'cos of holidays. Or if you want to wait for a couple more weeks then
    install 11.1. Both are good releases.

    To start with: 'Installation - openSUSE'
    (http://en.opensuse.org/Installation)


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    shilohap NNTP User

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    I just installed openSUSE 11.1 and downloaded Thunderbird and Pidgin to
    my /home/username/Documents/

    My question is how do I install the programs from the folders that are
    there? lots of files ,but I don't see anything that resembles a setup
    icon. I am at present a Linux moron trying to navigate like I'm still in
    windows. I had some experience with Linux commands about 10 years ago
    using Slackware. HELP


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  10. #10
    LuisC-SM NNTP User

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    shilohap;1938628 Wrote:
    > I just installed openSUSE 11.1 and downloaded Thunderbird and Pidgin to
    > my /home/username/Documents/
    >
    > My question is how do I install the programs from the folders that are
    > there? lots of files ,but I don't see anything that resembles a setup
    > icon. I am at present a Linux moron trying to navigate like I'm still in
    > windows. I had some experience with Linux commands about 10 years ago
    > using Slackware. HELP

    Hi.

    The best is to use YasT

    Pidgin is already installed.. so you dont need to do anything else.
    Thunderbird is in the repos... I guess you must add Packman"'s
    repository to install thunderbird. ---that's the safest way...

    good luck.

    Luis

    EDIT: 1. If you right click on the RPM you will see 2 installing
    options... if the package ends up with a *.sh, then you must run it in a
    console/terminal by *sh nameofpackage.sh* or just *./nameofpackage.sh*.
    If the package ends up with *rpm then also in a console : *rpm -Uvh
    nameofpckage.rpm*. This must be mzade as root of course

    EDIT: 2.----------


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