How to install packages easily in SuSe?
How to install rpms in SuSe?
I have a single installation CD of SuSe 7.3 with (almost) no Gnome packages on it, so I downloaded the gnm1, gnm2 and gnm3 directories from a SuSe ftp site, and wanted to install the rpms with yast2, but:
- when I tried to change the installation source directory to a directory where the downloaded rpms are located on my HDD, SuSe gave me an error message like 'no installation data on source media' (details: 'source media could not be mounted') (I hope I could correctly translate the messages to English, since they appeared in Hungarian). I already copied the whole installation CD to that directory, but I still get the same error message.
- when I specified the CD as source media, only the rpms on the CD were available (naturally) and so I could not install the additional rpms I downloaded.
I tried to use Kpackage, too, but there I could not select multiple packages for installation (the help suggests SHIFT+CTRL+MOUSE_LEFT, but neither that, nor the common SHIFT+MOUSE_LEFT nor CTRL+MOUSE_LEFT did work), and the installation of a single package always failed on dependencies.
(Strange: I could not find how to open multiple new packages in Kpackage, since I could not select multiple packages in the Open dialog, and when I used drag-and-drop from konqueror, only the first rpm got into kpackage, so I had to open 60 files one after the other just to realize that all it was in vain since I could not install them in one turn due to the missing multiple selection of packages, and I could not install them one after the other due to the failed dependencies and that everything I did was lost the time I closed Kpackage.)
I also tried to copy the gnm1, gnm2 and gnm3 directories into one directory and install them in one turn by
rpm -i *.rpm
but I got a very long list of failed dependencies, where only the missing files were listed and I found that it would take hours to determine which package contains which missing file.
I am getting tired of this thing and badly miss Mandy's package manager.
Is there a better package manager (like Mandy's) I could use for installing packages in SuSe?
Last edited by J_Szucs; 09-09-2002 at 12:39 PM.