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Old 03-26-2006, 04:35 AM   #1
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How do I install software from local directory 10.1 beta8


I surely can't be the only person with problems installing software on beta 8.

I've got these RPM's libdvdcss, lib-xine and xine-ui which I want to install on 10.1 (DVD playing - worked perfectly on 10.0).

I know there's this new package manager but I can't seem to find any instructions for using it.

(From KDE main menu ==> system==> configuration==> install software but it just asks for "Services" or whatever --haven't a CLUE what to do as it just does NOTHING.

Now I've used computers for years and if I'm having trouble with this then I can imagine a lot of people will as well.

Downloading and installing software should be easy if Linux is to gain a wider use.

(I know I can get round the problem by trying to get the sources and compile but II shouldn't really have to do it for stable packages like libdvdcss and if you do it like that you then lose control over what's installed which presumably is the whole purpose of a package manager).

Would appreciate Any help on this --links or some DOCUMENTATION on how to install.

Surely I can't be the only person whose got this problem.

Cheers

-K
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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don't talk about user-friendly software if you are using a not stable beta version (suse10.1)....
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:51 AM   #3
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don't talk about user-friendly software if you are using a not stable beta version (suse10.1)....
I don't even care if it's USER AGRESSIVE software --but please HOW do I INSTALL software (even if it's complicated).

I know a beta is not always going to be plain sailing but there must be SOME WAY of installing stuff into a system(especially if the Release Candidate RC1 is about due. I can't see this being released until there is SOME mechanism for installing stuff

I'm afraid your answer doesn't really help.


Cheers

-K
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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rpm???

did you ever hear about rpm in text mode? try this. "man rpm" is your friend...
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:56 AM   #5
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yum, apt-get?

or these two: "yum" and "apt-get". google is your other friend...
 
Old 03-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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did you ever hear about rpm in text mode? try this. "man rpm" is your friend...
Yep this is FINE for relatively simple installs -- I've got DVD playing with Libdvdcss, Libxine and xine-ui. (actually after installing these Kaffeine plays DVD#s fine --didn't need to either uninstall or re-install it again.

(Not much fun either in typing rpm -Uvh packagename where package name can be 30 or more letters long --easy to make errors).

Where the CLI becomes a pain is if you are installing a large piece of software with loads of dependencies.

Apart from this I LIKE 10.1 --KDE is very nice and slick, kernel seems to run much snazzier, fonts are better, automounting etc seems to actually work now without having to be root etc etc so I'll stick with it for a while now I've got most of what I need on the system.

Looking forward to the RC1 when I hope some of these issues will have been resolved.

Cheers

-K
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:35 AM   #7
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(Not much fun either in typing rpm -Uvh packagename where package name can be 30 or more letters long --easy to make errors).



Cheers

-K
Instead of typing long address I use "rpm -Uhv (packagename - only the first word)*.rpm

Cheerio
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:42 AM   #8
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Before using development releases, you need check the list of known bugs on the developers website. There is a known issue with rpm on Suse 10.1 beta 8 and there is a guide on how to fix it. There is no point in asking people here for help because many do not use development releases. They are strictly for testing purposes and are not supposed to be used in development environments due to bugs, incomplete features etc. If you still prefer to use development releases, then open an opensuse bugzilla account and report any issues there.
 
  


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