20
Sep
06

Demystifying Package installation

Many times we dont find Application packages that we want in the installation cds/dvds ,and then the never ending search begins for finding those packages on the www, and satisfying their dependency’s is altogether another Problem .If you want to avoid all this there’s a different way to install these packages There are Some huge server’s called repository where packages for that specific distribution can be found and installed .

For example Since i use suse linux 10.1 i can add those repository in Yast and then by default whenever i want to install new packages i simply have to go to Software management and select the packages i want to install and bingo the package is installed .

Steps Involved
1.For adding repository first select Installation sources option in Yast

2.Select Add , In The pull down menu select how you want to install package(select protocol) .

3.Select the protocol once again and enter the server name and directory of your distribution from where the packages will be fetched .

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For example ::

Say protocol is – HTTP

server name – ftp.gwdg.de
Directories – pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/8.2
– pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/9.0
– pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/9.1
– pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/9.2
– pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/9.3
– pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.0
– pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.1

If you want to add anymore repository add it and press Finish

Start Software management in the Yast control center

Next you have to select the packages you want to install from the available packages and let Yast start downloading and installing it.

P.S –>If You want more repository checkout List Of Repository for Suse Linux

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