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Old 10-26-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
kingkongadp64
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Installing new programs


I canít find a way to install new software on my Suse 10.0 machine. For example, I downloaded Thunderbird and when I click on it all it does is decompressing the file, it does not complete the installation. I also tried with the Run command and the result is identical.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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Did you download a RPM or tar or tar.gz or tar.bz?

SUSE 9.3 has the RPM on the install disks. I would imagine that 10 would have the files on its install disks.

In which case running YaST and searching for Thunderbird should help you.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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1- I downloaded a GZIP file from the Mozilla web site.
2- I did a search in Yast2>Software Management for Thunderbird. The answer was no result. I also searched in Yast by entering the path where the file is located. Again the answer was no result.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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Try this rpm - ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/experimental/thunderbird/10.0/MozillaThunderbird-1.4.1-1.1.i586.rpm

In case the link doesn't work, go to http://rpm.pbone.net and click advanced search. Uncheck All. Check SUSE Other. Type in thunderbird into the search box. Click search.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 08:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for your advice Jongi. I managed to install Thunderbird as per your instructions. Now, how is it done when you canít find an equivalent rpm like this ĎVideo-DVDRipí? I have found an equivalent rpm for Suse 9x but not for 10.0. I tried the version for 9x but it didnít work. I had all kind of dependencies problem with it.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 09:35 AM   #6
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Hi kingkongadp64,

Open up YaST and click Installation source and add these sources.
You can get rpms for ver 10.0.
You can also add java if you are interested.

http packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0
ftp mirrors.kernel.org/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source-java
ftp mirrors.kernel.org/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source
ftp mirrors.kernel.org/suse/i386/10.0/SUSE-Linux10.0-GM-Extra

Thanks
 
Old 10-27-2005, 03:06 PM   #7
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Installing rpm files works well for some applications but for others, Iím not sure. For instance, I installed Flash Player and the installation was flawless but it doesnít work. When I try to play a flash movie it opens a window asking for the program to use but I canít find the Flash Player. All the applications seems to be in the folder /usr/share/applications but Flash Player is not there.
 
  


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