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Old 11-05-2004, 06:03 PM   #1
Registered: May 2004
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Yast - Installing Software


i use Suse 9.1 Pro and recently i have reinstalled the system while keeping the /home unformatted. I use it in a different partition.
Now, when i try to install software from the original DVD with yast, when i open the Install and Remove Software and type an expression in the field Search, it searches only the installed packages.
It doesn't search the DVD for packages to install. I have in the Change Source of Installation the option for the dvd.

Any ideas?
Old 11-06-2004, 08:02 PM   #2
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this doesnt exactly answer your question but it makes install packages much easier. Try using apt-get. its really cool. see this fourm

relating to your question:
heres what my entry looks like for the cds...
status [on] name [.......] url [cd:///;devices=/dev/hdc,/dev/hdd

im not sure what all that means. im guessing it needs to copy the info to your hard drive to know whats on the dvd. with apt-get it downloads and installs the packages off the net so you'll hardly need your suse dvd.
Old 11-07-2004, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot, i'll check out that site.
In fact, now there is no problem. After a few days, now it is ok without changing the parameters. I don't know why...

Anyway thanks!


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