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Old 10-28-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Question New To Linux! Problem Installing Packages

Hi, there.

I just installed OpenSuse 11.1 and was trying to install GTK+ and I haven't a clue how to install packages. Everyone I know do not have Linux. I don't understand where do I unpack the compressed files and where I input commands

Please Help!!!!
Old 10-28-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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you should try the "User Documentation" section - specifically "Package Management" - here:

For even more general docs see:

and come back when you still have questions

(GTK+ is probably already installed - but I don't know)

this took too long to write, someone else was faster

Last edited by jomen; 10-28-2009 at 01:33 PM.
Old 10-28-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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To know, what you already have installed ..
Please open a terminal window and type :
rpm -qa | sort > installed-packages.txt ,
which will save the text file in /home/"name".

Installing packages, please use the package manager,
Yast2 , or use the command line ( terminal window
1) su password
2) zypper se gtk
.. when searching for e.g. gtk2 + gtk2-devel
3) zypper in gtk2-devel
.. to install the files to build applications
with gtk2. (The package gtk2 is always installed).
gtk+ a) gtk-devel-1.2.10 is old style gtk+.
........ b) gtk2-devel-2.14.4 is the modern gtk+.

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Old 10-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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I believe Yeast2 => Yast2 ?
Old 10-29-2009, 04:26 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
I believe Yeast2 => Yast2 ?
Yes, and it is more than just a package manager, so you have to go to the 'install and remove software' sub-section.
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Thumbs up OpenSuse 11.1 to Ubuntu 9.04

Nothing to it. My problem was working with Opensuse 11.1. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 and everything was much easier.

Thanks for the help


suse, zypper

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