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Old 09-14-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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Smile Help - Don't know How to install an RMP into Suse 9.1


Hello

To whom it may concern

I'm a Linux NewBies coming from WinXP environment and I'm totally lost trying too install Bit-torrent on a Suse 9.1 machine.

I downloaded the Bit-torrent file into my /home/user/bin Directory and I ran Download manager to unzip the file but now How do I go about installing Bit-torrent into Suse 9.1?.... On the RPM, I am unable to find the install file or the executable too install Bit-torrent on my Suse 9.1 machine.
I try to use YAST to install the RPM and I'm still Lost.

Help.

P.S... Is there a web site or book that you could recommend for UNIX or Linux first time users.... Thanks
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:18 PM   #2
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If you unzipped it, I doubt that it's an rpm - sounds more like a source code package to me.
RPM's are single files - you can install them by downloading and then just clicking on them (in Mandrake you can, don't know about SuSE).
If it's a source code package, installing is a little more difficult but not overly so.
There should be an install or readme file in amongst the unzipped contents - this will tell you how to install it, but in a nutshell:

./configure
make
su to root
make install

will install the package from the console with the default settings. There's no other way to install a source code package other than through the console.

EDIT As for books, the only one I can recommend is Marcel Gagne's Moving to Linux - Kiss the BlueScreen of Death Goodbye as it's the only one I've actually read.

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Old 09-14-2004, 06:23 PM   #3
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I downloaded a file name Bittorent-3.4.2-0.gbv.1.noarch.rpm

bittorrent
Version: 3.4.2-0.gbv.1
BitTorrent is a tool for copying files from one machine to
another. FTP punishes sites for being popular. Since all uploading is
done from one place, a popular site needs big iron and big
bandwidth. With BitTorrent, clients automatically mirror files they
download, making the publisher's burden almost nothing.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:26 PM   #4
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Okay, you should just be able to click on the file and another window will open and ask you for your root password. Enter it and the install will start.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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Okay PongMaster

I did do that... click on the RPM and it did ask me to enter my password on the root directory..... Than the YAST installation CTR for SUSE came up on my screen... than I click on YAST2 started reading the application on my screen.... Than YAST ask me to input CD #1 and than CD #3 .... installing application right now... I'll let you know what happens in a few minutes.....
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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OK.
I may not be around though - it's nearly 1am here, time for my /dev/bed, but I'm sure someone else will be able to help you out if you get stuck.
Good luck - and welcome to LQ!
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:09 PM   #7
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I'm getting this error message on my screen after I ran Bit-torrent install thru YAST2 CTR


"These Packages returned an Error " .....Than it list the error messages on the screen. These are the error message.

tetex
tidy
tv-common
upx
vdr
vte
wv2
wxGTK
xfig
xforms
te_latex
te_etex
te_pdf

Than I click Ok to closed YAST2... Than SUSE goes to the process of writing the system configuration files.
I look my startup menu for SUSE and I don't seen any Icons for Bit-torent anywhere.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:10 PM   #8
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Thats Okay PongMaster... Good Night and thanks for your Help
Also thanks for the book recommendation.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:10 PM   #9
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go to a command line, cd into the directory of the rmp you want to install. become super user (type "su" then give password) and type

# rpm -i filename.rpm

you may get errors listing dependencies, in wich case you will have to install the required packages first.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 04:55 PM   #10
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SirCliff.. thanks

I follow your instruction and the screen says bittorent application has been installed.

Now, should I see the application on my Start Suse Program menu or do I need to go some where else in the console to run Bittorrent.

thanks
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #11
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suse2166

i have never used bittorrent. i downloaded the rpm you listed and installed it to see what it was about. i didnt look to careful in the suse program menu, but i found some readme stuff. on my machine, suse 9.0, it was in /usr/share/doc/bittorrent..../

it starts off talking about a tracker or something, so i didnt read any farther. id take a look at these documents and see if it will tell you how to start it up from the command line.
hope this helps
 
Old 09-17-2004, 08:01 AM   #12
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hey, i just found this thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=231481
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:48 AM   #13
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