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Old 01-04-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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yast and rpm's


For some unknown reason yast suddenly does not handle rpm packages, that is when i click on a rpm package I get "open with" dialog. Has anyone else experienced similar problem with yast? And does anyone know how I can set the package handling to default? I'm using SuSE 9 by the way..
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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" when i click on a rpm package I get "open with" dialog."

You may have the file associations messed up. To check it out:
start kcontrol (Contol Center)
Click on KDE Components -> File Associations -> application ->x-rpm
and see if Yast handles *.rpm files. When I ran SuSE I prefered to use kpackage myself.

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Old 01-04-2004, 03:54 PM   #3
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Well it seems that you were right on the money. In control center/file association there is no entry for x-rpm packages. I am unsure however how to associate yast with rpm packages and I do not have Kpackager installed. Any toughts on how to associate yast with rpm packages?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 04:04 PM   #4
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"how to associate yast with rpm packages?"

In Filename Patterns add *.rpm

In Application Preference order add yast2 (or yast or whatever the binary executable is called).

In Embedding click on Show file in a separate viewer.

Click on Apply

"I do not have Kpackager installed."
You can check this with:
which kpackage

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Old 02-07-2004, 06:19 PM   #5
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I'm having the same problem. Does anyone know what and where the binary executable is? I found yast and yast2 in sbin/ but nether seem to work.
 
  


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