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Old 11-15-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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Nano Editor Question


Hello,
I have a few questions about the Nano editor.

1. Will it work with Suse 9.2.
2. Which is be best mirror to load it down from.
3. DO I have to complie it or will it run when installed.
4. Is there anything like it in Suse 9.2
5. When I load it down, what direct directory will the download be in...

Thanks newbi...
 
Old 11-15-2006, 06:08 PM   #2
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Suse 9.2 should contain PICO .
Nano is basically Pico editor clone with enhancements.

cthiel used to maintain Nano on suse ftp-servers, but not anymore. People have started to use the new buildservice. I only found nano for suse 9.3. No worries, you can use that package with 9.2.

you can install it in terminal as root with :
 
Old 01-14-2007, 04:17 PM   #3
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Hello again,

I did a cut and pasete into a terminal session with root (su) access and the operations failed with the following.

suselinux:/home/rifkinho # rpm -ivh http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...2-3.2.i586.rpm
Retrieving http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...2-3.2.i586.rpm
error: skipping http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...2-3.2.i586.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
suselinux:/home/rifkinho #

Any futher ideas will be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 01-15-2007, 04:49 AM   #4
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The problem seems to be that the url is truncated by the forum. Do the following,
Code:
#rpm -Uvh http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/cthiel1/SL-9.3/i586/nano-1.3.12-3.2.i586.rpm
 
Old 01-15-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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If you are having trouble with Nano, may I suggest VE? Like Nano, it is a small fast xterm/console ncurses based editor. But unlike Nano, it is VERY full featured, packing huge amounts of functionality into its tiny 70K executable: strong multi file capability, horizontal scrolling, rectangular region support, interactive macros, limited text formatting, both on the fly and after the fact... the list goes on and on, as well as a really nice full screen directory browser.

VE comes with a full user manual, supplied in both PDF and OpenOffice.org formats, and can be downloaded from:

http://www.campbell-tx.net/campbellware/ve.html

No build or install is needed. Just unpack the tarball - there is an executable right there. Just put it in your PATH and you are good to go. It is known to work well with SuSE 9.x.

Full source is included of course, and the whole thing is distributed under GPLv2.

Enjoy!
 
Old 01-16-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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Thanks all for responding to my question.

raddazz, still couldn't get the link to work. I did a cut and paste so as to not make any fingur checks trying to key in such a long link.

Still couldn' get it to work.

I went to the web site: rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/2309198/com/nano-1.2.4-1.i586.rpm.html and loaded down the rpm from there now I assume I have to do an FTP to get it from my windows machine to the linux machine.

So the questions now is which directory to put the RPM in so SUSE Yast will find it?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 04:24 AM   #7
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Put it in any directory you like e.g. /home/user/downloads and then to install it, do "su" in a terminal and then
Code:
#rpm -Uvh /home/user/downloads/nano*.rpm
 
Old 01-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #8
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Thanks reddazz...got it done.

Nano is much easier to use then VI
 
  


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