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Old 03-21-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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Question installation from source - kate (advanced text editor)


I've downloaded kate-4.11.2-1.1.i586.rpm in my /home/user/src folder and found (after I had start the download from: an executable 'Setup.exe' file there.

To be able to execute the file I've changed the file permissions: chmod 774 Setup.exe
and finally wanted to start the installation process by typing in a bash shell in /home/user/src/ : Setup.exe

Since I've got a Setup.exe I thought I could directly install it that way!

If 'Setup.exe' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf Setup.exe

Finally I've installed kate from my installation cd (OS13.1) and did the installation with YaST2 but I would be able to do it as well the other way.

Why did I get a 'Setup.exe' ?
The link of the download side pretended a kate-4.11.5-456.7.i586.rpm package.
I thought I would be able to install from source:
make install

Please help me!
Thank you...


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Old 03-21-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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It sounds like you've somehow gotten a Windows trojan horse package. I suggest deleting it and anything that unrolled from it. Typically, packages that are RPMs do not contain source code. I suggest downloading the source code from, or at least the links that point to a git repository.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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I agree it looks like it is a trojan like the one you get when you download software from sketchy web sites.

If you are running OpenSUSE and you need to install software that is not included in your system by default you go and download it to from the OpenSUSE web site (See attached picture) on the search bar type the name of the package you are looking for and hit search

you can install it right there with the one click option

If you are using the KDE desktop environment Kate should had been already install it.

Good luck to you
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