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Old 11-18-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Installing linux apps


Sorry for such a noob question but can anyone give me a noob explanation on how to install linux apps step by step? I'm trying to install the kdm theme manager but I have no idea on what im doing. I'm very new to linux. I googled and didnt see anything on basic instructions. Thanks for reading.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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YAST

I am not that familar with SuSE but I have read several threads here that say YAST is a graphical tool for downloading packages. Try doing a search on Yast. That would be where I would start. You might want to check and see if yum will also work. that is what I use and it was not that tough to get started with.

http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/project/?yast (Here is a start, I did not read much into it but hopefully it can give you a start.)
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:58 PM   #3
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Go to kde-apps.org, download the rpm. open Konqueror, browse to the rpm you dowloaded. Click on it and select 'Install package with YAST'. simple and easy.

Good luck
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for replying. Say I download a app for Suse. Unzipping it is easy enough but what do I do next? Just looking for a breakdown of steps to install linux apps. For an example, the kdm manager app, I un zipped it, took a look at the files, couldnt make heads or tails on what to do next, so I took a look at the install notes and it totally confused me. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:25 PM   #5
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you really wouldn't unzip it, the RPM is a nice little package which will automatically install itself if you can tell it too. Try leandean's method of right clicking on it with the file browser (konqueror) and choosing "Install package with YAST"
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for replying! Ok, heres what im running into now. I did as you said and hit the install with yast. and it tells me "kdelibs not available" What do I do to correct this?
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:54 PM   #7
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i'm truthfully not very knowledgeable on the subject of Suse or RPMS, but here's my idea:

1) Yast also has a list of programs and libraries you can install from, and hopefully kdelibs are in there.

2) You can go find an RPM for kdelibs also and install that prior to kdm

3) Your KDM rpm file was not meant for Suse, and did not detect the installation location for Suse
 
Old 11-19-2005, 12:02 AM   #8
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Ok, i installed the kdelibs package agian and the version is 3.4 wich kdmtheme is asking for. but yet when i try and install in yast, it keeps giving me that same message. Not sure if there is something im forgetting to do or if there is another method of installing this. I really appreciate yuour help with this.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 12:31 AM   #9
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Ok, I tried ignoring the erros about kdelibs and installed it. I found KDM Theme manager in the control center but when i click on it, nothing happens, jus gives me a page with this info


kde version 3.4.2 level "b"
user
hostname
system
release
machine


I'm not sure what to do next

So when I went back to yast to software management, i get a message "installation source not refreshed" then I type in kdm and it shows the kdm theme manager in there but it has a padlock to the left of it. Not sure what that means.

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Old 11-19-2005, 02:31 AM   #10
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well, now you have KDM installed, the next step would be to configure your Suse machine to load up KDM. This that no longer matches the original theme of this thread, i suggest making a new one, since i don't think any Suse experts will come by any time soon to read this
 
Old 11-19-2005, 12:28 PM   #11
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Thanks for all your help on this. It's truley appreciated.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #12
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The basic steps for installing software form source...

1. Read README for intructions and special setps or arguments to use with ./configure.
2. $ ./configure
3. $ make
4. # make install
 
  


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