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Re: [SLE] Installing other distros RPM packages?
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 23:03:41 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c505050915033ff425a5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/9/05, Joe Morris (NTM) <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Kevanf1 wrote:
> >On 5/9/05, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >>Is it possible to use those RPM's via YaST and still have them install
> >>in the correct SuSE locations or as it might be a Mandrake RPM it will
> >>install in locations Mandrake would have.
> >>
> >I'd have thought that by installing via YaST they would be installed
> >in the correct places according to SuSE.
> The places of installation (i.e. directories tree for the files) is a
> part of the rpm. Yast does nothing magical to redistribute the files to
> SuSE's tree, so it would solely depend on the particular rpm and how it
> was packaged
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There you go, proof that I can learn something new everyday :-)
Cheers for that, I honestly thought YaST did the allocation.

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