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    Noob Installing software on SuSE

    Hey everyone, i am kind of new here, and i am having some problems with linux SuSE 9.1.

    I have been having some problems with installing programs on SuSE 9.1. I have been looking online for software, so far a found a few things and i am all ready to install. but i keep having problems, i tried going in all 3 terminal programs. I also tried logging on as root. to open the program in terminal i would use the command ./filename to execute the file, and i would get the message "Cannot Execute Binary File." Which sucks, but i need to know how to open them. I also tried going in YaST to install programs but i am not sure if i am doing it right or what is going on.

    Can anyone tell me how to do it in terminal, or tell me about how to use YaST with an easy online walkthrough wizzard, once i figure it out then i will get it.

    Sorry if i sound stupid, i am kind of new to this.

    Please help me

    -Thank you

  2. #2
    What sort of file are you dealing with? Is it an rpm? Or is it the source. Youd don't isntall stuff by just clicking on it in linux.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2004
    Read this tutorial buy Jasonlambert its been a great help to me.
    Also in SuSE if you have a rpm file just click in it and the window will change and click 'Install with YAST' button in the window, this will install rpm's.

    hope this helps;
    Registered Linux User #371543!
    Get force-get May The Source Be With You

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    Kind to a moderator to move this topic here :

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    Thank you...

    Well i would like to move the thread there but i will try and do it soon.

    I would like to thank everyone for helping me with the linux problems i am having. Sorry if i am frustrating you or anything. Well i now have another problem, well so far i got macromedia flash installed, and it tells me that i got bit torrent installed. The first problem that i had with bittorrent was that i had to install another program called "python" well i found this program pretty quickly online and installed it too. And now i am having another problem trying to get bittorrent to work. Terminal tells me that it is installed correctly (after i told it to install) and i cant find out how to execute it.

    well i gtg thanx for your help

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