Installing nedit editor

Hi Every body,

      I am a beginner and i am trying to install nedit editor on my account on a web hosting server. I have downloaded the nedit tar file from [Index of /ftp/v5_5/executables]( and ran the command tar -zcvf nedit-5.5-Linux-x86.tar. The files have been unzipped successfully. In the README file it is asking for to do a make to complete the installation. From this point on i am lost and not sure i to do the rest. I know that i need to do a make, but running just make requires a target. I am not sure what should be my target to finish the installation of nedit. Here is a list of files as a result of un-tarring my tar file:

~/nedit-5.5-Linux-x86]# ls -la
total 2736
drwxr-xr-x 2 ecellmar ecellmar 4096 Aug 10 11:38 ./
drwx–x–x 14 ecellmar ecellmar 4096 Aug 10 11:38 …/
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 15008 Oct 1 2004 COPYRIGHT
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 28121 Oct 1 2004 README
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 27239 Oct 1 2004 ReleaseNotes
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 50913 Oct 1 2004 faq.txt
-r-xr-xr-x 1 ecellmar ecellmar 21652 Oct 1 2004 nc*
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 11897 Oct 1 2004
-r-xr-xr-x 1 ecellmar ecellmar 2104528 Oct 1 2004 nedit*
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 234853 Oct 1 2004 nedit.doc
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 253443 Oct 1 2004 nedit.html
-rw-r–r-- 1 ecellmar ecellmar 15425 Oct 1 2004

Forget about that tar file. If you’re using openSUSE 11.4 and want to install nedit, just do that:

su -l
zypper ar
zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh
zypper in nedit

It will install nedit nedit-5.5-36.1.

I do not see a target either, but I do see the program *nedit. *What happens when you, standing in that directory, do


I guess you are not the system manager on that system, but only an end user. And that it is not even sure that it is an openSUSE system (but that is something you must be able to find out). Else @please_try_again’s method is of course the correct one.

You could have been more specific about whhat your status is on that system and what system it is. Do not forget that normaly people here are managing the systems thay are talking about and that those are openSUSE systems.

I didn’t think about that.

Try that:

lsb_release -a

If this command doesn’t exist, try that:

find /etc -type f -iname "*release*" -exec cat "{}" ";"

If it still doesn’t output any info, try that:

uname -a