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    Default Need a refresher

    I need to install an old version of gramps to export my genealogy file so that I can use it in the latest version of gramps. I downloaded an old version of the rpm. Problem is, I can't remember how to install a downloaded rpm. It wants to open with ark.

    What do I do? Plus, I will have two versions of the same software installed. Problem?
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    Default Re: Need a refresher

    Hi
    Zypper will work (as in zypper in some.rpm). Un-install the new version first...
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    Default Re: Need a refresher

    Hi Prexy

    Use zypper as Malcolm expained (ie zypper in /path/to/downloaded/package.rpm). What's missing of late (last couple of releases) is the ability to right-click on a RPM file and have YaST install the single RPM (along with any dependencies). This useful feature can be configured though as described here

    https://forums.opensuse.org/entry.ph...g-RPM-packages

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    Default Re: Need a refresher

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy View Post
    I need to install an old version of gramps to export my genealogy file so that I can use it in the latest version of gramps. I downloaded an old version of the rpm. Problem is, I can't remember how to install a downloaded rpm. It wants to open with ark.

    What do I do? Plus, I will have two versions of the same software installed. Problem?
    Hm. Can you explain to me which version you now have and which version you had (and need now).

    I am running openSUSE 131. and it has gramps 4.0.1. I would like to be prepared for a version witch in the future.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Hm. Can you explain to me which version you now have and which version you had (and need now).

    I am running openSUSE 131. and it has gramps 4.0.1. I would like to be prepared for a version witch in the future.
    I just downloaded what I believe is 4.2 and tried to open an older gramps file I have as a backup. It would not open and gave me dialogue box that said I had to use a 3.3 version or older to open the file and export it. Then the new version of gramps would load it. Instead, I opened an even older version of the file saved as a .ged

    I will remove the new gramps and install the old to get the latest file to work with newer versions of gramps after I export it.
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    Default Re: Need a refresher

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy View Post
    I just downloaded what I believe is 4.2 and tried to open an older gramps file I have as a backup. It would not open and gave me dialogue box that said I had to use a 3.3 version or older to open the file and export it. Then the new version of gramps would load it. Instead, I opened an even older version of the file saved as a .ged
    Thanks for the info.

    It seems then that you have a far greater jump (from 3.3 or earlier to 4.2) then I will likely have to make (from 4.0.1 to whatever is in openSUSE 42.1/2). We will see. In any case, I always keep a my openSUSE version available for some time after I move to a newer version, just in case. And this could be such a case.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Hi Prexy

    Use zypper as Malcolm expained (ie zypper in /path/to/downloaded/package.rpm). What's missing of late (last couple of releases) is the ability to right-click on a RPM file and have YaST install the single RPM (along with any dependencies). This useful feature can be configured though as described here

    https://forums.opensuse.org/entry.ph...g-RPM-packages
    Thanks everyone for the input. I tried this method and code was already listed as an option when I right-clicked. So, I can do my work!
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