How to install software from opensuse DVD?

Hi everyone,

My question being short is: Can I install gcc from openSUSE installation DVD? If yes, how?

My story is: I need to install openssl and wpa_applicant to use wireless at uni. but first of all, I need gcc to compile them. I downloaded gcc in windows and tried to install it in openSUSE, but it has dependencies, then dependencies have their own dependencies, and on and on. Can I install gcc from installation DVD? If yes, how?

PS. I can’t connect to internet in openSUSE at the moment, so have to do it offline.

Many thanks.

  • tsynfeng,

Yast, Software Management should work by default unless you disabled the DVD as a repository.


yes, installing just “gcc” can be troublesome…better to (imo) install a more
complete development environment

try this: (assumes you have not removed the DVD from the repository list–as is

-open YaST

-give root pass when asked

-click Software Management

-in new window, near top, spin Filter: from “Search” to “Pattern”

-scroll down to “Development” and if empty, left click to place a check mark in

–"Base Developmen

–“C/C++ Development”

-it may/will probably add a list of dependencies it is also adding, click ok,
and will probably ask you to insert your install DVD…

do those things and then click accept…

hope it helps,

DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
A Texan in Denmark

Thanks a lot guys! will try it.

I feel much better being supported on this forum, thank you again.