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Old 09-08-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Installing RPMs with YAST ?


Hi,

I have a new version of amaroK 1.4.3-14 and after I uninstalled the old one in YAST, I right-clicked on the new RPM selected Install With YAST and it asks for the install DVD (even though I disabled it as an Installation Source) and if the DVD does get inserted, it just installs the old one from the DVD!? If no DVD is in it just installs nothing...

I'd rather not use the command line RPM tool to install but I'm stuck, and NOT happy with the "New & Improved" SuSE 10.1 for reasons like this.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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Mybe you could be better off using the SMART package manager. Take a look here for a small walkthrough. You will have to type a couple of commands to get smart installed but its easy peasy.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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The command line to install an RPM with yast is straightforward.
cd /your_directory_with_rpm
su
yast -i your_package.rpm

Of course - I highly recommend Smart also. I don't even use Yast anymore for software updates/upgrades.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 01:18 AM   #4
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Yeah you are better of using Smart. Even if you added repositories to YAST they take forever to update. The problem I was having with yast was that it hated every downloaded package. Even after updating, it appears that YasT is still broken.

I got fed up and downgraded to 10.0
 
Old 09-09-2006, 01:41 AM   #5
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smart

I'm with the rest. Use smart.

Brian
 
Old 09-11-2006, 07:53 AM   #6
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Thanks Dudes,

Say no more........ I'll give it a go. I'm also glad I just installed a new hard drive on my primary workstation for thei go with 10.1. I may just go back to my fully working 9.3 (Apache & ColdFusion) hard drive because everything worked!

I hope Novell gets a lot of grief for all of these problems in 10.1 and get it together in the next release.

Q: has anyone tried their Enterprise Desktop ? I don't mind a little $$$ for a stable product.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-11-2006, 07:56 AM   #7
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Q: has anyone tried their Enterprise Desktop ? I don't mind a little $$$ for a stable product.
The enterprise distro is quite impressive and most of the problems that were in Suse 10.1 seem to have been ironed out.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 10:54 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reddazz
The enterprise distro is quite impressive and most of the problems that were in Suse 10.1 seem to have been ironed out.
I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have to ask a question. Is suse10 that much better than 10.1?

That's it. Thanks.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 12:52 PM   #9
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I never used 10. I upgraded from 9.3 and waited for 10.1 because I wanted the newer version of KDE that shipped with 10.1. BIG mistake, 9.3 was awsome except for having to upgrade the Multimedia stuff (see JEM Report Website)

10.1 has been a problem with YaST, XEN and Apache 2.2 and ColdFusion from the onset.... 10 *may* be better than 9.3 but I have no personal experience.

I have now decided that SLED 10 for $50.00 a year will be well worth it and I'm buying it today. Contrary to many Linux fan's, I think $50.00 a year for a stable supported system is a great investment. I make my living with this computer and it HAS TO WORK 99% of the time, that's why I left the Windows camp in the first place ;-)
 
Old 09-11-2006, 02:20 PM   #10
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I have done new installs from 9.2,9.3, 10.0, 10.1

Every time - I make sure I have all my data backed up and then proceed as a new install. I will say that 10.1 had some serious issues with updating (they are documented at this site and others.)

The best thing I did was to download and install updates during the installation, and then first thing after logging in the first time was to go to Guru's website and download SMART.

I haven't really had any problems since then.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 08:42 PM   #11
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suse 10.1

suse 10.1 is a very good distro if you use smart and you have a resonably fast cpu and lots of memory (1gb). The package manager is hosed so use smart. Multimedia is awesome. Use atheros and install madwifi and wireless works great too.

b.t.w all this is true for 64 bit.

Brian
 
Old 09-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #12
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I agree with everything everyone has said about 10.1. It is not bad if you get SMART and don't mind tweaking things manually. I also noticed that it appears to run slower with Reiser than with ext3. Not sure why, but ext3 is working faster.
 
  


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