Re: Installing RPMs via Konqueror
From: Franklin (Franklin_at_foo.bar)
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 00:16:56 GMT
> When installing rpms by clicking on the rpm in konqueror I noticed a
> greyed-out button stating 'use directory as source with yast'. I'd like
> to have this feature working as I'm hoping that by selecting it, YaST
> will be able to see and use supporting rpms in the same directory rather
> than installing the rpms one at a time. Has any one been able to get
> this SuSE KDE/Konqueror feature to work, or does it work?
Don't bother with it.
Just use YaST.
For example, I just installed XFce4 (excellent by the way). There were
SuSE RPM's available so I downloaded them to a directory (i.e.
/Install/XFce4). Then open up YaST2 and click "Change Source of
Installation), click add, choose local directory, browse to the
directory above, choose the directory and you're good to go. Then
choose "install/remove software" and the RPM's should be listed. If
there are any dependencies from the CD's that have to be met, YaST will
ask you to insert the appropriate CD's (so long as that source has not
been disabled - you'll see what I mean). I believe you can also link to
a known apt directory as well and do an ftp type upgrade of selected
packages. I'm on dialup so I haven't tried this yet.
YaST is you're friend.