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Old 11-06-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Suse 10 RPM Compatability


I am fairly new to the linux world and am slowly migrating my mind over.

While searching for new applications to install, I find many have RPMs compiled for other distributions... my question is, is it possible to install these packages?

What would happen if I would install a program packaged for Suse 9.3 on my Suse 10 box?
Which distributions have the best compatability with Suse 10?


Thanks!
 
Old 11-06-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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Just add new sources to YaST repositories from Packman and GuruRPM. Some repositories are mentioned at opensuse.org.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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I haven't found the application in any Yast repository...
the site has RPMs for Redhat and Fedora.
I think I was able to find Suse 9.3 RPMs.

What would be the disadvantage of installing these?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:42 PM   #4
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This is the largest RPM Search:
http://rpm.pbone.net/
You'll find whatever you want.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 07:16 PM   #5
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So can I install something like kasablanca-0.4.0.2-2.guru.suse93.kde34.x86_64.rpm in Suse 10?
It says Suse 9.3...
 
Old 11-06-2005, 10:14 PM   #6
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It also says "x86_64". Is your system 64bit? If yes then install. If Your system is 32bit then this package won't work. If your system is 32bit then you need packages of i386; i586; i686
 
Old 11-07-2005, 02:59 AM   #7
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Have you added new sources to your YAST source list?? If not, try to add this:

http://packman.iu-bremen.de //suse/10.0
http://ftp.gwdg.de//pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.0
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org//opensuse/d...st-source-java
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org//opensusedi...SS/inst-source
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org//suse/i386/...x10.0-GM-Extra
ftp://packman.links2linux.de//pub/packman/suse/10.0

And if you go to http://www.susewiki.org/index.php?ti...stall-apt4suse and install apt4suse, following the instructions there and install synaptic too, you will have a great tools to update/upgrade your system.
It works great on my system SUSE 10.0.

Maybe it will help.
 
  


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