Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 14th Sep 2002 22:44 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE From SuSE Linux 8.1 on, YaST2 comes with a new, powerful package manager. It supersedes the classic YaST2 single package selection and integrates the YaST Online Update (YOU) and post-installation add-on selection at the same time. It lays the foundation for supporting multiple installation sources like a traditional set of SuSE CDs, add-on product CDs, patch CDs, FTP servers or even local directories - all of which may contain software packages to install. Specially optimized versions were implemented for both graphical user interface (the YaST2 Qt UI) or text interface (the YaST2 NCurses UI), providing each type of user with the tool that best fits his needs. Read more for the commentary.
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re: setup.exe
by rezi on Sun 15th Sep 2002 01:23 UTC

Hi Rob. Thats exactly the way i do it on suse. well, mostly:

> 1) Download "Setup.exe"

Why? i get all on cd's. Lets say "start yast", ok?

> 2) Double-click it

select and click continue. well similar.

> 3) Click "Next" -> "Next" -> "Next" -> "OK"

Avoid reading in between. Specially the EULA.
Have not counted the clicks, think its fewer.

> 4) Click "Start"

> 5) Point to the newly-created group under "Programs"
> *At this point, WindowsXP will even highlight the new program group for you, with a friendly pop-up tooltip saying "New Programs Are Installed" (which can be turned off, of course)

putting new stuff in menues could be better, yes.

> 6) Start your newly-installed program.

you forgot 5.5), rebooting. but running configuration
on suse 8.0 takes similar time. they wrote they optimized here. hopefully..

> And when a new version comes out, the project will put some tarballs on an FTP server somewhere.

No, they will sell another set of cd's half year later.
price of a good game.