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Old 10-10-2004, 04:44 AM   #1
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Yast problems


I am using SuSE9.1.

when I d'load a RPM I right click it and select install with Yast.

the problem is is that it loads Yast but then nothing happens and the program fails to install.

please help me

thanx
 
Old 10-10-2004, 06:07 AM   #2
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You saying its a rpm file , but is it a rpm compiled for suse?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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yes, I have tryed many RPM's

1 for instance is amule-2.0.0rc6-2suse.i586.rpm

it just goes to install but then it doesn't.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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I'm having a similar problem, ive downloaded and installed lots of rpms to get kdevelop working but now when i try to install an rpm it asks for the root password then does nothing (yes i am gettin the password right ), also the install/remove software has stopped working in YaST
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:19 PM   #5
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glad I am not the only person with this problem.

and like you I put the password in (correctly), it then loads Yast but then nothing happens.

i have tryed so many RPM's now and it happens on all of them
 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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I'd just like to bump this thread cause i am still having trouble with YAST.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:14 PM   #7
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I've had the same problem with a package from AMSC chat utility. I find it all works better not using YaST unless it's a package supplied with the distro.

I've been installing manually anything that doesn't come directly from SUSE.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:59 PM   #8
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could you explain how to install stuff manually, last time i tried the configure and make thing it told me that i hadnt got some file which i couldnt find anywhere. are there any other ways to install rpms other than yast? they give better reports about what files they need
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:10 PM   #9
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yeah . . . by manual I usually mean unzipping the file and then following the directions provided by the vendor which hopefully are like the shockwave flash installer in which case you just run the installer file.

I'm a complete noob when it comes to this stuff.

sorry to be of no help - maybe in a couple of months.

if you are simply having having trouble running make (and I'm guessing here) you may need to install the make utility. Go into YaST, Software, Install and Remove Software, and do a search for make - The GNU make Command. Select it and hit accept.

type make --help in the terminal to ensure it installed.

Good luck
mb.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:13 PM   #10
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Thread about installing things in Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094
 
  


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