The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) - Page 3

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6 Configure Online Software Repositories

Now we configure the online software repositories that our OpenSUSE 11.3 system will use to install further software. Go to Computer > YaST:

You will have to type in the root password:

In YaST, select Software Repositories:

The Configured Software Repositories window opens. Click on the Add button:

Select Community Repositories:

You will get a list of predefined online repositories. Select them all to make sure your system can install all available OpenSUSE 11.3 packages if they are needed. Click on OK afterwards:

Now the lists of available packages are being downloaded from the repositories. It's possible that your system doesn't know the public keys of all repositories, so if you see a message like this, you can click on the Import button:

You might as well have to accept a few licenses:

Afterwards you can close YaST:

 

7 Installing Additional Software

Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to Computer > Install/Remove Software:

Type in the root password:

The Software Manager window comes up. You can use the Find field to search for the wanted packages:

To mark a package for installation, check the checkbox in front of it:

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. xmms2* means all packages that start with xmms2):

  • opera
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • Vuze
  • MPlayer
  • mplayerplug-in
  • xmms2*
  • dvdrip
  • vlc
  • vlc-mozillaplugin
  • acroread
  • gnucash
  • scribus
  • scribus-templates
  • amarok
  • audacity
  • rhythmbox
  • gtkpod
  • sound-juicer
  • xine-ui
  • libxine1-codecs
  • k3b
  • w32codec-all
  • libdvdcss
  • kompozer
  • kdewebdev4
  • free-ttf-fonts
  • gstreamer-0_10*
  • java-1_6_0-openjdk
  • java-1_6_0-openjdk-plugin
  • java-1_6_0-sun-plugin
  • lsb (needed by Helix Player)
  • libqt4-devel (needed by Skype)
  • virtualbox-ose
  • bluefish
  • flash-player

Click on the Apply button afterwards:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient. You might have to accept a few licenses:


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