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I bought SuSe 9.2 and I noticed on the box that Eclipse was included. I use eclipse a lot when writing java programs. I could not find eclipse in the list of packages. I know I can download the program from the eclipse website. If it is included on the installation cd's I would like to use the files from the cd's.
Never browse your SuSE installation CDs for packages!
It is MUCH more convenient to just enter the program name in the Search box of YAST, and it will find the package for you. Then you just select the package and click 'install'.
Yast will install it together with its all dependencies.
The default installation source is the installation CD.
But you can add more: if you have internet connection, then you can add the SuSE ftp site or the packman site, and thus you can use YAST to find and install all packages SuSE offers, and all these with just some mouseclicks.
I'm having a similar problem. I told YaST to install eclispe (and quanta) on the initial install. Can't find it. So I search for the package with YaST, still no go. I found the eclipse rpm on the sources cd, and attempted to install with YaST. It gets as far as "Reading Package Information" and crashes, no error message, nothing, just exits. Same thing with kdewevdev3. My guess is that I'm missing some dependencies, but I thought this was part of the function of YaST, to identify that and get them.
Yeah, I did the same. I had not selected all of the necessary development libraries upon initial install, so my theory about dependencies was correct. However, YaST never told me this; I had to try each of the eclipse packages one by one, identify dependencies, and proceed that way. Not to criticize YaST, however. Compared to the ./configure, get dependencies, ./configure, get dependencies, ./configure, get dependencies ritual that I had come to take for granted, YaST is great.
Is there a limit, however, to how deep YaST will go to find dependencies? Like if X is dependent on Y, and Y on Z, and Z on A, etc., does YaST at some point say, enough, figure it out yourself?