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Old 08-16-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
simonvallore
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*suse* How do i get around downloading 10000 thing just to install one application


i tried in stalling x chat and it made me install something else than that something else made me install something else so i gave up is there a way around this ?

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Old 08-16-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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you need an automatic package management system...

what distro are you using??
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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hi simonvallore, welcome to lq. what distro are you running?

<edit> beat to the punch, but thinking along the same line. </edit>

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Old 08-16-2004, 07:25 PM   #4
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Im useing suse
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:57 PM   #5
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i've never used suse, haven't had the pleasure of installing and configuring it on anything as of yet, however, reading these forums, and googling tells me that yast is the way to go w/suse for handling dependencies. have a look at this

http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/suse/...e/ch04s03.html

hope there is something there that will help you. maybe a suse guru will see this and offer more help.
good luck.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 08:12 PM   #6
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i have yast a nd its telling me i need all this shit
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:01 AM   #7
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apt-get for suse is what you need. it handles all the dependencies and installs exactly what you need...find it here:

http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/
 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:45 AM   #8
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thank you but i also have to installl 1 million things just to install it
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:03 PM   #9
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Use this as an opportunity to learn how to install from tarballs and source. Each dependency you install gives you more opportunities to learn how the system works...at least, that's how I have come to see it .

 
  


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