I have to install wicd from its source rpm package but Apper-sentinel keeps waiting at license agreement requirement showing message waiting for service to start.

This (see the last comment in this post) thread has the solution from KDE session, but i can't find anything similar to configure-destop > file associations in GNOME-3 anywhere to move up "Install/Remove Software"..


There are a couple of ways to fix your problem

1. Adjust the application used to open the RPM

  • Download an RPM, any RPM
  • Right click on it and go to properties
  • Go to the Open With tab
  • Adjust as needed

My defaults are at the end of the answer

2. Use the zypper command-line tool to install the downloaded RPM

In a console, run zypper in file.rpm

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  • Thanks @Robert. 'Open With' tab has 4 installer options, 1st triggers /usr/bin/gpk-install-local-file and other 3 open Apper.. And i end up back to the same problem i originally had.. – haywire Apr 11 '12 at 13:53
  • I have a completely different set of applications ( will update the answer ). If you can't install it using the GUI, I suggest that you drop to the command line and use sudo zypper in file.rpm . – Robert Munteanu Apr 11 '12 at 13:59

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