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Old 05-04-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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How do I get packages now that I have successfully installed this SuSe


I am very new to Linux -
How do I get packages, now that I have installed this SuSe
> cat /etc/issue
Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 (i586) - Kernel \r (\l).

> uname -r
2.6.16.46-0.12-bigsmp

I've missed the chance to install the following but now learn that I need it.
I need the C/C++ Compiler and Tools

Packages: gnome-libs, pdksh, sysstat

> rpm -q gnome-libs
package gnome-libs is not installed
> rpm -q pdksh
package pdksh is not installed
> rpm -q sysstat
package sysstat is not installed

Now that I have finished the install do I download these packages from Novell? Exactly, how do I get these packages?
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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yast

search around in your start menu a bit for a program called yast, its a package manager
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:57 AM   #3
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I see the YAST - Now what do I choose "software"? Under software - I see Patch CD Update, Software Management. What exactly do I chose???
 
Old 05-04-2008, 05:27 AM   #4
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Pick sofware management it gives a few option package groups or search .In search you give the package names and on the left t side it show you the packages choice the ones you need
Or choice package groups than it shows on wright side all the package If you open it you see all the package in the group
in the left side of the windows again choice the packages you need After selecting choice Accept and yast will install it


all the best
 
Old 05-04-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
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It would be a good idea to read the documentation: http://www.novell.com/documentation/sles10/index.html.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 10:59 AM   #6
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thank you for such good information

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It would be a good idea to read the documentation: http://www.novell.com/documentation/sles10/index.html.
This is good information to have. Thanks.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #7
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Have to do another install

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Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
Pick sofware management it gives a few option package groups or search .In search you give the package names and on the left t side it show you the packages choice the ones you need
Or choice package groups than it shows on wright side all the package If you open it you see all the package in the group
in the left side of the windows again choice the packages you need After selecting choice Accept and yast will install it


all the best
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Unfortunately, what I did caused a partition error that I didn't understand how to correct so I am now reinstalling SUSE again. Thanks for this information I will note this for the next time.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #8
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Had to do another install

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Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
Pick sofware management it gives a few option package groups or search .In search you give the package names and on the left t side it show you the packages choice the ones you need
Or choice package groups than it shows on wright side all the package If you open it you see all the package in the group
in the left side of the windows again choice the packages you need After selecting choice Accept and yast will install it


all the best
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Unfortunately, what I did caused a partition error that I didn't understand how to correct so I am now reinstalling SUSE again. Thanks for this information I will note this for the next time.
 
  


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