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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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