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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
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    Installing packages not in one of the SuSE distributions

    I just installed SuSE 9.1 on my computer, where I used to have a rather old version of RedHat. I have the personal version, but using this topic I managed to install several other packages. However, there are several packages that aren't in there, that I used to use (e.g. LaTeX, nedit). I know that probably finding an rpm somewhere in the web would work to install, but this seems to be a rather non-SuSE method, making me wonder whether this might confuse KDE/YaST? And if so, are there safer methods to incude such packages?

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    May 2003
    Greece / Athens
    the best thing is to download .tar.gz files and not rpm that were for redhat distributions..these may not work with suse distros..
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