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Old 04-27-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
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little problem with suse rpms


I have installed suse 8.1 from cds, now I want to install more packages and when I put the correct cd in drive suse finds it but can't find the rpms.
Cds are ok but I don't know why it can't read them!

Anyone with same problem?
 
Old 04-27-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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Are you tying to access the rpm files using YaST or using the rpm program. YaST will find the SuSE catalog of where all of the SuSE rpm packages are and display the names for you in a selection menu.

rpm program doesn't know anything about SuSE catalogs and you have to find the correct rpm package by yourself and then point the rpm program at it. Something like:

rpm -i /media/cdrom/unsorted/glibc-2.2.5-26.i686.rpm
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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I using YaST2 and I think finds alone the rpms that included in SuSE cd's! Am I right?
Some days ago it could detect and install them but from yesterday don't works.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 04:39 PM   #4
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YaST2 is the easiest way to install rpm packages from the SuSE CDs. I don't know why it would suddenly stop working. Could you give details of what YaST2 does when you try to use it?

YaST2 is not the only way to install packages from the SuSE CD. That is why I asked which way you are using. Here is an example of another, more difficult, way to do it:

Suppose that you want to install a word processor called abiword. Mount the first SuSE CD using the mount command or by clicking on the CD-ROM icon on your KDE desktop. Then issue the following command:

find /media/cdrom -iname "*abiword*"

The answer that I get back when I use the SuSE 8.0 install disk is:
/media/cdrom/suse/gnm1/abiword-0.99.1-61.i386.rpm

I can now install abiword with the following command:
rpm -i /media/cdrom/suse/gnm1/abiword-0.99.1-61.i386.rpm

If abiword is not on the the first SuSE CD, unmount the CD, mount the second CD, and use the find command on the second CD.

But installing with YaST2 is a lot easier because YaST2 takes care of the
package dependencies, removing old packages, etc. So I think that it is best to fix YaST2.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 05:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help jailbait!
I knew this way but thank you very much
 
  


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