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you may want to try this since you don't have all the disks, it will be much easier to install apps and have all the depends taken care of. http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/ . once installed you can do a apt-get install gaim and it will take care of everything. or get the synaptic package so you can point and click the software you want. i've been using it for a few months and it works so much better than yast online update.
ok, now I have suse 8.2 - it comes with gaim 0.59.8 - what I want to know is how to upgrade it to 0.62 - I have installed tons of software for different distros so I don't need a how to, but the problem with this example is that there are so many dependencies and they keep getting worse. I'll get one (gkspell) and then a whole bunch more will come up.
I might try apt-get to see what it can do, but it does't always work either.
well. no go on the apt4rpm (although I really like the idea of it):
# rpm -ivh apt4rpm-0.64.4-1.noarch.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
apt-server is needed by apt4rpm-0.64.4-1
perl-XML-LibXML is needed by apt4rpm-0.64.4-1