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Old 03-19-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Install applications that ar TAR files.

I am trying to install some applications that I have downloaded as TAR files. I would like to beable to do the Install from YaST like an RPM file.

Any helph would be appreciated.
Old 03-19-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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Thats not possible, YAST is only for RPMS. Tar packages are installed differently and RPM will not know that they are installed on your system. You have to untar the file, e.g.

$tar -xjvf filename.tar.bz2
$tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

$cd filename
#make install

Make sure your read the installation instructions or read me file before attempting an installation.
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Does that mean any thing other than RPM's must be installed from the command line?
Old 03-19-2005, 07:58 PM   #4
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Yes. SuSE's package manager is for RPM packages only. Installing using the shell scripts isn't hard. it's basically ./configure ./make ./make install

Nothing to it assuming you have the dependencies heh heh heh.
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if u want you could make an RPM from the source to be able to view it and remove it from YAST

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