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Re: [SLE] Installing other distros RPM packages?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 16:50:30 -0400
  • Message-id: <1115671830.18664.33.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 10:12 +0200, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) wrote:
> I have a working SuSE 9.0 system which I use. All of the packages are
> off the 9.0 CD's and I 'prefer' to only use SuSE compiled RPM's as then
> I know files are going to be installed in the correct place, wherever
> that may be. From time to time I see software package updates, either on
> CD or the web but they are for another distro ie Mandrake and perhaps
> others.
> 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.
> Basically the question revolves around location, location, location.
> Being in the right place at the right time, is crucial to property and
> most other things and I wonder if the installed location is as important
> or different between distros using the same package format?
> As both Mandravia and SuSE subscribe to the FHStandard can the above
> assumption be made?
Packages will be installed according to how they were added to the RPM.
If unsure just use less to look at the rpm and see where they will go.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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