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> Installing New Applications, How do I install new applications
post Feb 9 2005, 06:39 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I am using SUSE 9.1. I want to install Gambas, the Linux equivalent of VB. I downloaded the files from the Gambas site (took 2 days on ISDN). The downloaded folder contains numerous RPM files. How do I go about installing the application. Obviously just clicking on one of the RPM files does not do the job and very often I am faced with the message that certain files are missing or needed. When I downloaded Skype and told YAST2 to install it, it more or less just went whoop and the next minute it was installed and added to the KDE under Internet. But with other applications nothing happens. Anyone's help or explanations will be very welcome and appreciated.

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post Feb 9 2005, 12:38 PM
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Its GNU/

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well you usualy install rpm's via

rpm -Uvh rpm_name.rpm

to install several rpm's at once you would do

rpm -Uvh *.rpm (this would install all rpms in that directory)

as for the dependency problems...

I would in your place write down the dependency names that are missing and try to find em via yast2, or hunt them down via rpmfind rpmfind or rpmsearch.

Robert B

ps.: isn't gambas available via suse's update program ?

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