Saturday, May 12, 2007

How to install yum on SuSE Linux 10.2

People using suse are familiar with yast. But in this article, I want to show how you can install yum, on your suse machine.

1. Download yum and all its dependencies from this link:
http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.2/repo/oss/suse/i586/

python-urlgrabber
python-sqlite
rpm-python
yum-metadata-parser (used option --nodeps)
yum

2. Install them all using this command: -> rpm -Uvh (name of packages above)
but for yum-metadata-parser use -> rpm -Uvh --nodeps yum-metadata-parser

3. Prepare yum config file
a. -> cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
b. create file with .repo (ex: suse.repo) containing:
[base]
name=OpenSUSE_10.2 Base
type=rpm-md
baseurl=http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.2/repo/oss/suse/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.2/repo
/oss/gpg-pubkey-a1912208-446a0899.asc
enabled=1

4. yum is ready for usage.


7 comments:

Daniel said...

You're missing one dependency needed by yum:
libxml2-python

blackorga said...

Thank you daniel for the info

Andy L said...

Hi, thanksfor this Ireally miss yum.

The SuSE repository however apparently no longer has python-sqlite?

Best regards, Andy
alavarre at ids dot net

Tuna Meister said...

Thanks a lot: I am a huge Linux noob, but with this short tutorial I installed Yum and some RPM's and it worked like a charm!

Gr, Tuna Meister
(Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Anonymous said...

Thanks this tutorial

It really helped. I was having some problems, where I thought yum was fully installed but I was missing one:

python-SQLite

Sorted now.

bdfu said...

Doesn't work for me.

Config Error: File contains parsing errors: file://///etc/yum/repos.d/suse.repo
[line 7]: /oss/gpg-pubkey-a1912208-446a0899.asc

JonnyPhenomenon said...

If you got that parsing error on line 7, its because you copied and pasted the text into the file and the line got broken between suse.repo and /oss/...

just merge the lines back together. good to go!