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Re: [SLE] updating software via YaST
  • From: Jos van Kan <vankan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:23:59 +0100
  • Message-id: <42394CAF.7060107@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Comments interspersed.

Brad Bourn wrote:

first thing (don't be scared!) get the tar.gz of the SOURCE for both packages.
extract the source tar zxvf program.tar.gz

then you should see a dir program-1.2.3 or similar
go into that directory and look for a file called INSTALL first, or README second.

they should tell you literally what to do, most likely it will be

run configure (this will check that you have what is needed to compile and install the software)

Make that ./configure (otherwise you'll get the mysterious message "Command not found" although the file is clearly there)


make (build)

make install (copy files to userland and setup environment)

It is much better to install "checkinstall" first (from the SuSE disk) and replace the last step by

This will build you an rpm that you can install in the usual way so you will maintain system integrity.

Best regards,
Jos van Kan

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