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Installing other distros RPM packages?
  • From: "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)" <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 10:12:04 +0200
  • Message-id: <427F1B54.1050401@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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?

Hylton Conacher - Linux user # 229959 at
Currently using SuSE 9.0 Professional with KDE 3.1

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