I’m new to openSUSE after years of Fedora. EDITTOADD: I’m using 12.2
I am trying to install a design program, and I have had no luck, despite a lot of googling, trying different things and banging my head. What drives me nuts is I know that it is available for openSUSE because it in the openSUSE repo:
On 2013-02-14, Fleaz <Fleaz@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
> I’m new to openSUSE after years of Fedora. EDITTOADD: I’m using 12.2
> I am trying to install a design program, and I have had no luck,
> despite a lot of googling, trying different things and banging my head.
> What drives me nuts is I know that it is available for openSUSE because
> it in the openSUSE repo:
> The instructions for the program say: (from ‘geda:suse_rpm_installation
> [gEDA Project Wiki]’
> (http://wiki.geda-project.org/geda:suse_rpm_installation) )
> When I try to use yast to install, not only is it not in there, I can’t
> get the repos added.
> Anyone have any ideas?
The wiki-page is clearly out of date because it’s only covering openSUSE versions up to 11.2 (which I think is over 3
That first URL (with the * at the end) does not work.
I did a search in the software.opensuse.org search page using geda and got this: software.opensuse.org: Search
I do not know which of those you need (not gedafe I assume), but clicked on geda-gaf and then below 12.2 on the “Show unstable packages”. There it is shown in the science repo. You can use the 1 Click Install there. It will (if everything goes allright) add the science repo to your repo list and install the package. It will also install any dependancies.
When this is not what you mean or you get problems, please come back here.
As an extra, the general idea here is that you shouldn’t have to much repos active in your system. And as all 1-click installs potentialy add a repo, this could lead to long lists. Good repo management then involves in going to YaST > Software > Repo management, select those repos (other then the standard OSS, non-OSS, their Updates and Packman) one by one and uncheck the Enable box. Thus they are unharmfull in daily life. If you e.g. need a new version of geda, you enable the repo. install the new verson and disable again. Thus you will not be surprised by automatic new versions, nor by (more important) dependancy problems.