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Old 05-09-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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YaST2 on Suse 10.0 OSS


For some reason I cant search and install a package in YaST2 on Suse 10.0 OSS x86_64. I open yast and click on the 'Search' tab and make my search. When I get the results back I get nothing, is there an update for this or something? If I search gcc or gtk I get nothing. I did get one result for "kernel" when I was looking for kernel-source, but it was some PCI thing.

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Old 05-09-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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Did you add repositories?
Old 05-09-2006, 10:10 PM   #3
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When you install SuSE, it installs a database of packages available on the installation media, and which of those packages you chose to install.

Anything else, from anywhere else, wil not be in that database.

Solution: When you go into YaST, instead of clicking on Install/Remove software, click on Change Source of Packages (or some such name). You may need to do some research first. Find a repository of SuSE packages which contains the package you want. Then edit the Source in YaST to include the URL for that repository.

Then, when you go into YaST Install/Remove software, the contents of that repository should also be displayed (assuming you are on-line at the time).

For apps that would ordinarily be on the installation media, such as gcc and gtk, instead of Search, from the same drop-down dialogue, select Package Groups. Scroll down to the last line and click on ZZZall, to get the full list of packages available on the installation media.

They are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll down to the g's. If gcc and gtk are not installed, click once on the checkbox, click Apply, supply the necessary cd/dvd, and be done with it.


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