making software changes to Suse 10

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by GermanyMontrealExpat, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Hello,
    tried to use
    after my software manager installed Suse 10 on a new partition, I used the YaST2 Software Management tool, as well as the same 5 installation CDs, to install various other programs that I need, including emacs (I'm an old-school Linux user, including RH 6.2 and 7.0). However, I find that the programs that I thought installed are not usable, i.e.:
    icaw164201:~ # emacs
    bash: emacs: command not found

    Can anyone suggest where to look to track down these programs, and/or a robust, perhaps old-school way of installing these programs for Suse 10?


  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    Maybe your path setting is wrong. Did you try to find the binary with:


    and then:

    locate emacs
  3. Thanks for your kind response. I eventually found everything in /var/tmp/dirinstall. I just have to figure out how to set my paths accordingly, and I'll be fine.


  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    You can set the PATH variable in /etc/profile. After the next login, you should have to new PATH.

    You can also put a .profile (with a dot at the beginning) with the PATH into the user's homedir. Something like this:

    # ~/.profile: executed by Bourne-compatible login shells.
    if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
      . ~/.bashrc
    export PATH
    mesg n

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