I'm following the perfect suse 9.3 howto, except i've been modifying things a little bit since i'm running the 64-bit version. when installing apt i went with the top two listed here (haven't tried jmorris, but should it matter?) Code: ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/9.3-x86_64/RPMS.suser-scorot/apt-0.5.15cnc7-0.suse093.sc.x86_64.rpm ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/9.3-x86_64/RPMS.suser-scorot/apt-libs-0.5.15cnc7-0.suse093.sc.x86_64.rpm ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/9.3-x86_64/RPMS.suser-jmorris/apt-0.5.15cnc7-suse093.jm.2.x86_64.rpm ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/9.3-x86_64/RPMS.suser-jmorris/apt-libs-0.5.15cnc7-suse093.jm.2.x86_64.rpm for my sources.list, i've been using this http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/9.3-x86_64/examples/sources.list.FTP everything has been going fine, except when I got to mysql & mysql-devel. It's telling me failed: cpio: Bad magic. It seems that this would mean corrupted packages... no doubt i could get this installed in some other way, but I was trying to follow the howto as best as I could, so that perhaps other people could benefit... any help that someone might lend would be appreciated.