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Old 07-11-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Sick of YaST, help me install something new?


I've been trying to install an alternate rpm, like smart for example, but I'm having some problems here and there.
So I was wondering if you guys could help me.

First, I'd like to know what you'd recommend that I replace YaST with,
and maybe then could you guys help me out with the specific commands?
When I was doing commands to install smart it seemed to be going well but then halfway through it kept saying things like

Code:
bash: smart: command not found
Help?
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:10 AM   #2
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What version of SUSE are you using? The packaging tools in openSUSE 11 have vastly improved and I personally don't see the point of using SMART in this release. As for the command not found error, are you sure the SMART installation finished successfully and were you root when you tried to run SMART.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:21 AM   #3
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If you want to replace YaST I would recommend using another flavor of distro. YaST from Suse 10.2 and later is fixed as long as you turn off the Zen update. It might work also if you have hours to wait on it. The one problem is that YaST will install a lot of packages to solve dependences that you do not ask for but if you accept you usually will not end up with any problems. The dependences will make the distro fat but default installation is already fat. I have nine distros installed and love a piece of each one but if I had to live with just one it would have to be the Suse.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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You can try to zypper.

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Old 07-11-2008, 02:13 PM   #5
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PCLOS uses Synaptic to manage RPM packages. Thus it should be possible to use Synaptic on SUSE.

I now prefer CLI package management--especially the Pacman system in Arch.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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What version of SUSE are you using? The packaging tools in openSUSE 11 have vastly improved and I personally don't see the point of using SMART in this release. As for the command not found error, are you sure the SMART installation finished successfully and were you root when you tried to run SMART.
I am using version 10.3, and yes I am sure.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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If you want to replace YaST I would recommend using another flavor of distro. YaST from Suse 10.2 and later is fixed as long as you turn off the Zen update. It might work also if you have hours to wait on it. The one problem is that YaST will install a lot of packages to solve dependences that you do not ask for but if you accept you usually will not end up with any problems. The dependences will make the distro fat but default installation is already fat. I have nine distros installed and love a piece of each one but if I had to live with just one it would have to be the Suse.
The main problem with my YaST is that every single time I try to install anything it freezes. I've tried everything possible and still nothing works. I don't know how to fix it.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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What are the specs on your computer. Describe where you are and what you are trying to do when it freezes.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 01:05 AM   #9
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Hey InfinitePalindrome...

If you REALLY want to replace YaST2 (which I DO NOT recommend), I used YumEx on openSUSE at one time, had great results ...oh yeah did you ever get Wine installed?
 
Old 07-12-2008, 03:17 PM   #10
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Hey InfinitePalindrome...

If you REALLY want to replace YaST2 (which I DO NOT recommend), I used YumEx on openSUSE at one time, had great results ...oh yeah did you ever get Wine installed?
No I did not. It froze again. I even know how to install the files that I couldn't before, but it just won't stop freezing. How do I install YumEx?
 
Old 07-13-2008, 04:49 PM   #11
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Anyone know how to install YumEx?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
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To install YumEx:

1. Open a terminal.
2. type:
Code:
su
and enter your root password.
3. type
Code:
zypper install yumex
4. type
Code:
yes
to install the dependencies and continue with the install.
5. Your done

Hope that helps
 
  


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