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Old 03-24-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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RH9, and Suse Packages wont install

I am running RH9 on a toshiba 2410, I also have a Suse 7.2 DVD distro that has about 2000 packages on it and I have tried to install several of them, the install goes fine and I get no errors but when I try to use the applications they do not execute, nothing happens at all.

I have noticed that some of the executables get installed into different locations when installing, then I have to go on a wild goose chase to find them and try to use them.

I have been reading and I am thinking that I may have to modify all the individual make files to get them to work, if this is the solution, it is a lot of work. There must be an easy way.

any ideas?

thanks to all whom have been there, done that.
Old 03-25-2004, 01:27 AM   #2
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A decent solution is to use to find rpms for the software you want. Install it using the rpm command. Then use the software. This might seem harder than using the DVD, but, on the other hand , it also might work.
Old 03-25-2004, 04:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

All the packages are in rpm format, I have no problem finding, copying them or installing them.

when I verbose the install, or upgrade as the case may be, there are no errors, nothing to indicate any problems, it's almost as if the suse distro packages are installed and then completly ignored by the RH9 system.

When I finally find the kdlink kog that is supposed to start the application, I start it and nothing, absolutely nada.

I can edit the make files, and read the readme files, but most are silent about any issues, or do not have further configuration notes.

thanks again.
I have a couple of hundred rpm packages on the RH9 distro and they install and run just fine.
Old 03-25-2004, 07:35 AM   #4
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try to find the executables or the corresponding startup scripts for the programs and change the command associated with the icon on your desktop accordingly. suse rpms place a lot of stuff in different locations than redhat.
locate myfile

probably u'll get some of the apps working this way

but personally i'd recommend to get some fresh rpms from rpmfind, too. Suse 7 is some years old already.

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