SuSE Linux 8.1 APT/Wine & Printing/Yahoo Instant Messenger/Siga
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Sat Dec 28 11:16:16 CST 2002
On Saturday 28 December 2002 09:20, James Leone wrote:
> Just a bit of a heads up for all the "bleeding edge" desktop Linux
> network administrators that may upgrade the latest Christmas toys &
> eyecandy to their staff....
> This is SuSE Linux 8.1 Professional, but is probably not isolated toSuSE
> Linux 8.1 Professional.
> * It appears that Codeweavers Cross Over Office 1.3.1 works best
> with CUPS. I tried LPRNG on one machine to see how it bled and it
> would not print Microsoft Office or Excel. However, this did make
> an excellent segway for using Open Office.
> * I couldn't resolve a dependency libcrypto.so.0 for Yahoo Instant
> Messenger, although I did follow the symbolic link instructions
> provided at Yahoo.com. I would give my eye candy addicts the java
> version, except that I don't know how to make something to click
> on for the icon lovers here.
> Of more use: APT for SuSE.
> Note that I found that the larger the list of packages to install, the
> more I favored using the CD's because I knew how to pick more than one
> package at a time. As a result, it was a lot faster for me to use it.
This is where synaptic excels....you can pick and choose.
> 1. Synaptic is far too buggy for practical use, it crashes often.
> 2. The SuSE apt repository had a few dependency differences then what my
> system reported and it also used different build numbers. So, for the
> short time I had used Synaptic it listed almost all of my packages
> available for upgrade, but in reality the only difference was the build
> number. It made the list ineffective.
It is working well here on both Suse 8.0 (version 0.24) and 8.1 (version
0.26). Apt4rpm should be installed on a relatively new Operating System
Install. This way it does not have to contend with software installed using
tar.gz or rpm's installed using --force-nodeps. On a clean system it is
excellent and synaptic complements it very well.
> Siga - This is a nice little application found in SuSE 8 & 8.1 and maybe
> more. As root, simply type siga at the command prompt. Siga will display
> more than everything you ever wanted to know about your computer's
> hardware and Linux software. It will produce a text file and HTML file
> in /tmp. You can copy this file over to your hme directories and change
> owners to the local user.
> LyX will import the text file, and if you print it, it will look like it
> was professionally typeset.
Tried siga - I like : )
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