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Old 04-12-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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RPM install failing with GUI tools

Hi Folks,

I have downloaded the two RPMS associated with sword for SuSE. They are in a subdirectory of my user home.




As you can see, they are purportedly SUSE9 (which I am running) specific. So far, I haven't successfully installed them, AFAICT.

Here's what I have tried:

I added the location where the files are to the
list of places it looks for packages. When I search for the packages using the 'Install and Remove Software' interface, it doesn't find the rpms.

In Kpackage
From the Main menu, I have used File => Open and subsequently installed the RPMs. I am asked for the root password, which I provide. Some console-like text flashes by, too fast to read. Subsequently, the rpms don't appear to be installed, that is, I don't find them in the tree of installed packages, even when the tree is refreshed.

Using YAST -i progname from the directory where the RPMs are, I got a character-based YAST interface, but it didn't say or do anything, and it disappeared after about 5-10 seconds.

By next move, I guess, to install via the Console route/command line, but it seems like these package manager *must* work for some folks, and I'm wondering why I'm having trouble.

This is my first swing at installing an RPM (obviously).

Old 04-12-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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Try the command line and if you get error messages, posting those might help point to the source of your problems.
Old 04-17-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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have you tried just clicking on them that is what works for me.


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