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March 1st, 2009, 10:55 PM
this probably sounds stupid so that's why im posting it in the beginners section.
what are and how do you get/download libraries and dependencies.

thanks a lot

March 1st, 2009, 10:57 PM
you can get libraries and dependencies through synaptic package manager, also if you are using the CLI, apt-get should auto grab them as needed.

March 1st, 2009, 11:00 PM
but im running suse so i don't have synaptic or apt and to install them it requires the libraries - how do i get them without synaptic/apt

March 1st, 2009, 11:03 PM
not sure mate, no experience with suse :( at least not enough to help you out.

March 1st, 2009, 11:10 PM
Hi. A dependency is a component (a library or another software) that has to be installed in order for the program to run. A library can be something like a decoder or a plugin that provides certain functionality to the program. See this Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_(computing)), and look at the image to get an idea of how it works.

I think Suse has Yum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_dog_Updater,_Modified)/Yast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YaST) to handle the dependencies.