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Old 04-07-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
markyb
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Angry problems installing software


as a newbee im getting realy frustrated when trying to install software.
Ive given up trying to install using commands, and am now using good old rpm files.
however when i install using yast i get the following problems.
m player for example.
cant install because it needs this programme and this programme to run.
so i download the other software and guess what that also needs other software and that needs other software. i just seem to be going round in circles and then forget what i have actually installed.
is this normal under linux.
and is there an easier way of doing it
 
Old 04-07-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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"install using commands" ??? wassat? how do you ever install software without "commands" ??

try apt, with the synaptic front end. there's no boudt a guide on setting it up in the LinuxAnswers part of the site here.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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Yes use the apt - synaptic programs or YaST2.. They will solve the dependencies.

I almost forgot to add the link for APT and SYNAPTIC:

APT for SuSE

Good luck

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