On 1/21/06, Marie MacDonald <mimsresearch(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Do downloadable software packages for Linux come with intallers?
It depends. Many do but some require a few more steps. If you stick
with installing SW via yast, you'll have the easiest time.
Can anyone help with advice for YaSt? Is my issue with the
1.5 package perhaps?
Perhaps the recent Novell distro is different, but I've never seen
Thunderbird in the Yast repository (I'm still using SuSE 9.3).
Anytime I want Firefox or Thunderbird, I go direct to
and download it there. What you download there
has an installer built in.
Quite frankly if it's this hard (frustrating!) to install
not gonna be a happy gal. I still have other things I want to add to
this snappy little computer (i.e. my Palm) but darn there's gotta be an
easier way. Spring semester starts 26 January and I need this up and
You sound determined and that's probably the most important trait for
someone trying to stick with Linux. Stick with YaST as much as
possible and post here for other specific questions--we'll get you