I am *kind* of a newbie (I've used Mandrake and RH 8.0 distros before). I just installed SuSE 9.1 Personal and it seems it doesn't come with a gcc or g++ compiler (or give you the option to install it from YaST).
I have the gcc compiler working and have downloaded all the rpms that I need for g++ (I think) and have installed about half of them. When trying to install the libg++-libc5-220.127.116.11-1.i386.rpm I get the following error:
root> rpm -ivf libg++-libc5-18.104.22.168-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
error: unpacking of archive failed on file doc/libg++-libc5-22.214.171.124-1: cpio: Archive file not in header
I tried downloading this file from several different sites and encountered the same problem, so I think it's something I'm doing wrong (or the same bad rpm has been put onto lots of servers).
Thanks for your help.