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Quick glance tells me that Packman is a project not connected with SUSE--Why not use the SUSE package manager?
This is straying from the topic, but I am finding that the #1 discriminator among distros is the package management system. Right now, I would rank a few of them this way:
#1 APT/Synaptic (Debian, Ubuntu, Mepis, etc)
#2 Pacman (Arch Linux)
#3 YUM/RPM (Fedora)
~#5 or 6 YAST (SUSE and others)
When I installed Suse 10.0 (about 7-8 months ago I did a lot of reading.
one site offered info on how to:
How to install extra packages through YaST IE real player, all the codec's for avi ect, Flash player, adobe reader and so on.
And gave up a web site (packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0)that I could add to my installation source in YaST.
the jem report was the web site.
It also included how to's on installing ATI drivers, basically it was a web site for someone like me A true newby.
And up to recent whenever I did a search for mplayer or other software I guessed was not available through the normal repositories it was available at (packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0)they would have the extra goodies.
I tried to install something (through YaST, right before my machine took a dump)could not refresh error came up and whatever I was trying to download wasn't available because this packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0 would not refresh.
And I was wondering if someone would know another installation source (that I could add to YaST for some of the extra things not available through the normal repositories for Open source Suse 10.0 which I am using.