Just installed Suse 9.0 the other night (ftp install w/ the minimal boot cd) and everything went well. Now I've used mainly Gentoo and Debian based distros in the past and so I consider myself mostly an rpm based distro newbie.
I've got a few questions about Suse, rpms, and all that fun stuff.
1.) Why will yast2 not seem to let me specify another source for installing software? (tried multiple running ftp sites from the suse mirror list and they never seem to be able to connect via yast). I'm probably going to just jump to apt-rpm which brings me to my next question. (Note: yast2 update works when I specify a different ftp source though....freaking odd)
2.) I notice all these RH version based rpms and very few suse based rpms. if I want to use a RH based rpm what is the minimal version that I should use if any? So if I want to locate an rpm version of apt-rpm to install, what would be ok to install? [RH 7.2, 8.0...?])
3.) The yast2 autoupdater shows the kernel-sources as unavailible/not able to install.... so, how do I get the kernel sources specific to my athlon w/ the .config file that suse utilized? I've downloaded the current kernel sources from suse.com but the versions don't match up w/ what I have. I've got 2.4.21-166-athlon, I downloaded the only version availible 2.4.21-144.
4.) Got a Nvidia card, not going to ask questions on this now