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Old 08-05-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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updating KDE and GNOME through Yast


Ok, this is an easy question for someone...How can I install all the new packages from suse pubs through yast or even from a dvd/cd?

I burnt all packages (Base Packages and Applications) for GNOME and KDE from:

http://suse.cs.utah.edu/suse/x86_64/supplementary/ directory

there is no easy way to install them in Yast...Patch CD, Update System, Online update all don't work. Something this easy shouldn't be such a task. I can't even double click on the rpm and install it that way...brings me in yast and sits there in "install and remove software" area until I hit next it give me a list of packages it needs to install from the orig 9.3 dvd after they install it tells me the .rpm can not be located or just goes straight the the "Install More" or "Finish" screen.

In suse 9.1 if you double clicked an .rpm it would prompt you to install with Yast (which 9.3 does) but starts to install when you click "install package with Yast" button not sit and do nothing.

Sure there is a reason for this.

thanks
 
Old 08-05-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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Yes. There is a reason for this. You have not set YaST up to look for the new packages in the location you want to download them/install them from.

Click on the Kde menu, then select Control Center, then YaST2 modules, then,

when the next screen comes up, click on Change Source of Installation, and supply the root password.

In the next dialogue screen, you can specify a location, such as hard disk, cd, etc, to search for the packages to install/upgrade.

The easier way is to get apt-get for rpm, SuSE 9.3 version, and let apt-get handle it all for you, including dependencies.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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yes, I should of posted back earlier but I did figure out how to configure the directory and http installation folder process.

Anyways the apt-get sounds pretty cool...I noticed it is not on the suse 9.3 dvd. Any good place to download it? along with needed packages?

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