Thanx a lot! I had to read it a couple of times before I understood about uninstalling, but I'm dying to give it a try. Only need to find some more things to install now :-)
I've also found out that under KDE my Konquerer tells me what's in my RPM and offers to start YAST to install it.
The reason I asked about gcc is because I was reading this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=111893
to try and figure out if I can get my HCF modem to work. It appears I have neither gcc (unless libgcc is similar) nor the sourcecode (whih must be on a different CD)
Another related question: RPM installs to the different preset directories, but with MAKE INSTALL etc it looks like the installation files stay in my /home/<username> directory. What should be a good way to organise these installations; in what directory should I put them to make them available to any user on this box?