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    Question Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Been looking for an HTML program with WYSIWYG. I found Kompozer and downloaded the zipped package. I also downloaded Aptana even though it is not WYSIWYG but have read good reviews on it. I am not a novice, I have been in graphic design and ASP programming for over 15 years, but I do like to see what I am creating as I create it instead of writing it out and then looking at it in a browser. Now that I am learning PHP I know this is not always possible but for HTML layout I do like the WYSIWYG environment a little better.

    Anyway.... I have these zipped packages but have no clue on how to install them. The sites where I downloaded them does not have much information and when I do a Google search I get mostly ubuntu or debian information.

    I am using Tumbleweed with the Gnome desktop. Can someone please tell me how to install these packages manually? Don't laugh but I have tried unzipping and copying the folders to the applications directory but that does not work Ok laugh, that was pretty funny.

    Thanks in advance,
    Michelle

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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Hi
    No need;
    Code:
    zypper in bluefish
    http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html
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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    No need;
    Code:
    zypper in bluefish
    http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html
    Bluefish is installed via Yast. so would I use:
    Code:
    zypper in Aptana_Studio_3_Setup_Linux_x86_3.6.1.zip
    
    or
    
    zypper in kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.gcc4.2-i686.tar.gz
    Never mind, it worked with with the other zips..... I just needed to add sudo in front as it was asking for root permissions.

    Thanks Malcolm, you have been so great! This is twice you have saved me!!!!


    EDIT:

    Yikes...

    What does this mean??

    Retrieving repository 'Packman' metadata .................................[done]
    Building repository 'Packman' cache ......................................[done]
    Retrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata ......................[done]
    Building repository 'Packman Repository' cache ...........................[done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    'kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.gcc4.2-i686.tar.gz' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.gcc4.2-i686.tar.gz' found.
    Resolving package dependencies...


    Nothing to do.


    Same thing with Aptana but only quicker, no repositories

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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by michellebrooks View Post
    Bluefish is installed via Yast. so would I use:
    Code:
    zypper in Aptana_Studio_3_Setup_Linux_x86_3.6.1.zip
    
    or
    
    zypper in kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.gcc4.2-i686.tar.gz
    Never mind, it worked with with the other zips..... I just needed to add sudo in front as it was asking for root permissions.

    Thanks Malcolm, you have been so great! This is twice you have saved me!!!!


    EDIT:

    Yikes...

    What does this mean??

    Retrieving repository 'Packman' metadata .................................[done]
    Building repository 'Packman' cache ......................................[done]
    Retrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata ......................[done]
    Building repository 'Packman Repository' cache ...........................[done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    'kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.gcc4.2-i686.tar.gz' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.gcc4.2-i686.tar.gz' found.
    Resolving package dependencies...


    Nothing to do.
    Hi
    No need, as in look at using bluefish.... for the others thats a whole new kettle of fish compiling from source tarballs....

    This is a 32bit system?
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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    No need, as in look at using bluefish.... for the others thats a whole new kettle of fish compiling from source tarballs....

    This is a 32bit system?
    Yes, it's 32bit

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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by michellebrooks View Post
    Yes, it's 32bit
    Kompozer is six years old...

    Like I said install bluefish and use that, else look at extracting the Aptana tarball and inspect that for documentation/install details.
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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Kompozer is six years old...

    Like I said install bluefish and use that, else look at extracting the Aptana tarball and inspect that for documentation/install details.
    That is far beyond my capabilities.... I guess if it isn't available in Yast or in an .rpm package I don't need it LOL. I tried that on the Adobe supplied pepper flash and it didn't work either. Oh well.... thanks anyway

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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Hi
    Did you true bluefish then?

    Normally I would download, but not interested in giving them my email....
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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Did you true bluefish then?

    Normally I would download, but not interested in giving them my email....
    I installed it via Yast. I looked over their install instructions and the only instructions for openSuse was the program manager. I remember playing with openSuse over 10 years ago, I never heard of Debian or ubuntu back then but they seem to have a lot of information on them out there now. They must be real troublesome systems.

    I will go download Bluefish from the site and try the installation you suggested and see if it works or if I get errors again. I will post the results Back in a few.

    EDIT: Which version do I get?


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    Default Re: Installing 3rd party software from a zipped file?

    Quote Originally Posted by michellebrooks View Post
    I installed it via Yast. I looked over their install instructions and the only instructions for openSuse was the program manager. I remember playing with openSuse over 10 years ago, I never heard of Debian or ubuntu back then but they seem to have a lot of information on them out there now. They must be real troublesome systems.

    I will go download Bluefish from the site and try the installation you suggested and see if it works or if I get errors again. I will post the results Back in a few.

    EDIT: Which version do I get?

    Hi
    No, it's already available in the distribution, just use the command zypper in bluefish it will add a menu item and away you go.
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