Wow. Nobody says how to use rpms here? I run SuSE. Fucking hate YaST... And i dont know why. To manually install an rpm.. goto a command line and cd to where the rpm is. You can install by using
rpm -Uvh [packagenamehere]
normally. Please, Google Smart Package manager, and look for the suse download page in the first result returned. In other words, install Smart Package manager (either manually or YaST wise) and use it
It ROCKS. Basically, you need the packages for your version. The one with nothing after it and the gui one.
You must be root to install rpms, so if the reason you need to manually install rpms, your screwed... if your despret to not use root, you can extract it somewhere using file-roller on gnome... then you can atleast run the inner binaries. for library packages, or any package with .so, try extracting it somewhere you have write access... and then, the following command:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=[location of .so files]:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
and programs using it will now run. If you have done this, it will literally install the stuff... unfortanatally, it will not register. So you need --nodeps on the rpm command to force it to STFU when you have all dependencies except for the one manually installed...
So in other words... Use root. Use Smart package manager. If smartpm is not satisfying..... You CAN directly execute rpms and install them using YaST still. It may fail some dependencies... you can search for those too which probably also have dependencies... and so one. Welcome to dependency hell!
edit: @fatra2: you beat me to it
I use Uvh even when its a fresh install. Seems to work fine.