installing RPMs?

how does one install RPMs? I want to add some ham radio software to
11.1, but I don’t know how.



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I use the following command;

sudo rpm -Uhv <name_of_rpm>

Or if you have some that have dependencies and they are all in the same
directory, use the wildcard

sudo rpm -Uhv *

You may also want to have a look here as there may be a repository with
the applications already;
Get It
or from the cli on 11.1 (console/konsole);

/sbin/yast2 webpin_package_search

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hey mike,

you can use the yast software installation or, if you have the rpm
package on your computer, you can use the right click on the package and
choose install.


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in console: rpm -ivh /path/to/tpm/file.rpm

‘Get h264enc’ ( - ‘Get xvidenc’
- ‘Get divxenc’

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instead of rpm or yast2 you can also use zypper for installing rpms:


zypper install (in) [options] <capability|rpm_file_uri>

(for example: zypper in <path to file.rpm>)

Also local rpms are allowed and all dependencies will get resolved
during installation.

Hope this helps


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Try reading this: ‘YaST/Modules/Software Management - openSUSE’

My web site ‘The Complete Computer Resource’
( and ‘Smart Package Manager
Forums’ (

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If you have a good repositories added to yast2 maybe the rpm you want is
ready to be installed. If it is not present and you downloaded the rpm
you can still install it using
yast2 -i --install <name of your package> if there are no dependencies
it will be installed. As the poster above mine says try reading it. or
man yast2


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Normally, you can install an rpm by double-clicking on it (then
following the instruction… “next, next” stuff; you’ll also have to
provide the root password when asked.)

Now, popular software can be found in repositories. You can use to search a program and you can click the
“1-Click Install” button next to it. This will automatically handle
everything (adding the necessary repository, installing the package,
dependencies etc.).

For example, to install hamlog you can click on this link:
This will also add the hamradio repository, so you can further install
any hamradio package using yast2.


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