LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search/Browse

 Category Gateway
More Options
Category:

LinuxLinks News
 · A Beginner’s Introduction to Linux
 · Simon Tatham’s Portable Puzzle Collection – Games for the Brain
 · Captain Holetooth – Explorative 2D Platform Game for Kids
 · Taisei – A Classy, Frenetic Shoot’em Up Game in the Style of The Touhou Project
 · YouTube Channel
 · Minilens – Fun Open Source Puzzle Platform Game
 · Wizznic! – Highly Addictive Open Source Puzzle Game
 · Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux – Courtesy of the Open Source Community
 · Beelink S1 Mini PC and Linux – Comedy Gold
 · Fun Packed Open Source Action Games
(more...)
 

LinuxLinks Login

Login:

Password:



Click here
to start your own
Link collection!



My LinuxLinks
 My LinuxLinksMyLinks  FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

rpm installation
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    LinuxLinks.com Forum Index -> Beginners
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
duncangareth
Registered


Joined: 12 Nov 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: RPMs, YAST and SUSe Reply with quote

SUSe Linux is an RPM package based distribution.

YAST stands for "Yet Another System administration Tool" and incorporates, among other things, a GUI frontend for RPM (Redhat Package Management).

Often, when you have rpm files on your system, you can install them manually as the "root" user by using the "su" command from a terminal command line, thus:

$ su -
Password:
Enter root password.
# cd /directory_where_file_is
# rpm -iv whatever.rpm

If you are fortunate, this will work straight away. Otherwise you may see an error message referring to other packages which need to be installed in order for this package to be installed. This is a situation sometimes referred to as "dependency hell", but it is not really such a problem if you apply simple logic and donkey work to the situation.

Otherwise, use YAST with its idiosyncracies and weird menus.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    LinuxLinks.com Forum Index -> Beginners All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2002 phpBB Group
Built with GeekLog and phpBB
Comments to the webmaster are welcome
Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved