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Old 03-21-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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How to use RPM files in SuSE 9.0

I posted this in the software forum... think I might have got it in the wrong forum though

How do I install .rpm files? I've heard that YaST2 is the installation thingammybobby for SuSE, but I've no idea how to use. I'm used to the Windows point-and-click-on-setup-or-install-.exe philosophy. Help!

Old 03-21-2004, 03:53 PM   #2
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well luckily for you SuSE alsow has a point and click setup. The first and easiest way to install an rpm file is to find it in SuSE's file navigator (Konqueror)...then click on it once. It will tell you some information about it and at the top of the window there will be a button that says "install package with YaST2" click on that and be patient YaST2 will start and install it for you...if that works good for you.
When i first tried to install an rpm i found out that i needed to install the kernel source do this by opening YaST2 going to add/remove software and search for on kernel source and install it. If it doesn't work after you do that you have to open up the command prompt and manually navigate to where u saved it then type

rpm -i nameofrpm.rpm

and it should be installed

also try

sh nameofrpm.rpm

You may need to be a super user to do that type


then type in you password

then try the same commands again.

If none of those work then just post again i suppose.
Old 03-21-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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Old 03-22-2004, 04:25 AM   #4
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^ Cool, thanks, I'll give it a try



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