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Old 03-15-2006, 06:51 AM   #1
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Question How do I install packages from GNU


I am wanting to install software from GNU using YaST on SuSE 10.0. Can anybody point me in the right direction?.

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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what do you mean "from gnu"? 99.5% of linux software is covered by the Gnu Public License. it's all "from" GNU, indeed linux *is* GNU/linux in a more formal world.
 
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OK so I dont have the terms down pat but i want to install mspgcc on my SuSE 10.0 distro. This is a C development package for TI's MSP430 micro.

I am completely new to Linux and am wanting to do embedded development on Linux. I have been trying to get info on how to install software and how to use YaST and how to add repositories but the documentation fails miserably.

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well their homepage links to rpm's for linux, just install that file using the rpm command.
 
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I have tried that. RPM says that it needs "libXm.so.3". Is the lib it wants like a .dll in windows?

I appreciate your help. I am completely ignorant and trying to come up to speed.
 
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libXm is from openmotif, somethign i'd assume yast can install for you no problem. but at the same time, that mspgcc hasn't changed for over two years, so you might experience a few problems getting it to run on a shiny new linux distro due to the frequent strictness of rpm. from what i can tell, libXm.so.3 is still pretty current though so you should be fine.

and yeah, a .so is a "shared object" i.e. a dll with a different name.
 
  


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