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PuTTY for SUSE Linux?

I wish I can install Putty without having to compile since I dont know how to do that. Is there an easy way to install Putty for SUSE Linux Professional 9.3?

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slow1000Commented:
You could download this file here:

http://www.linux-administrator.com/downloads/suse9.3/putty-0.58-1_suse93.i586.rpm

I have not test this rpm, but I assume it should work.

After downloading, from a terminal, execute as root:

rpm -ivh putty-0.58-1_suse93.i586.rpm
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Ok, thanks a billion...I hope this works. Crossing my fingers.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
The link does not work. I see the whole page as blank. Did you try it? Try opening the link and let me know if it works. Or send the download file to me email address at: kg6rir@yahoo.com

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slow1000Commented:
If you click on the link, it might try to open it as a real player media file.  Right clicking on it and choosing "save target as", or "save link as" should work.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
The Save Link as seemed to work, will see.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Your going to have to explain what to do here since Im still a hardcore newbie. What does Parsing Complete mean? It did it with YAST.

I also did this below:
vin001@linux:~> su
Password:
linux:/home/vin001 # chmod +x rpm -ivh putty-0.58-1_suse93.i586.rpm
chmod: invalid option -- i
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
linux:/home/vin001 #



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slow1000Commented:
You shouldn't need to use chmod, unless there is something I don't know about.

just use:

rpm -ivh putty-0.58-1_suse93.i586.rpm

You may have hit the up arrow and chmod showed up accidentally in the command, but I am unsure. . .
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slow1000Commented:
If you want to test to see if putty installed succesfully, then run:

rpm -q putty

If it returns putty with version numbers, then it installed.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Ok, I think it worked...but I can't find the putty icon. Where would that be??? Heres what I did:

linux:/home/vin001 # rpm -q putty
putty-0.58-1_suse93
linux:/home/vin001 # rpm -ivh putty-0.58-1_suse93.i586.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package putty-0.58-1_suse93 is already installed
linux:/home/vin001 #
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jslayton01Author Commented:
All I need to look for is a way to find the Putty icon to open my session.
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slow1000Commented:
Unfortunately, I am working on a machine without Suse today, so I can't help you directly with the icon question.

According to the message, putty IS installed, though.

To locate the putty files that are installed, try

rpm -qil putty-0.58-1

If that does list all the files and their locations, you can find the main putty file, then create your own link to that file.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Nope, I did this...

rpm -qil putty-0.58-1
package putty-0.58-1 is not installed


Is ther any other suggestions? Please explain the steps one-by-one since I am pretty much a newbie here. I would appreciate those steps. Thanks.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Ok.....In YAST, i did a Install a Software, and I did a search for PUTTY and it found it. I clicked on Accept. So from there, I do not have a clue where its located at.
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slow1000Commented:
The name i gave for the package is incorrect, apparently.  

you could try:

rpm -qil putty

or

rpm -qil putty-0.58-1_suse93

it depends on how specific the person who created the package's internal name was.

If this works, then you have to figure out which file it is that you need to run to start putty.  the names of the different files should give you some clue.  You might have to try several different files before you find the right one.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Ok, Im sorry, I think it looked for the Putty thats mounted on Windows...My fault.
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slow1000Commented:
The package definitely is installed, we just don't know enough about it.  I apologize I am not on a Suse computer today, otherwise, I could find out the specific locations myself, then relay the info to you.

You could also run a hard drive search to find files with putty in their names, if the above suggestion doesn't work.
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slow1000Commented:
most likely, the file is in /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local, or usr/bin/putty, or somewhere along those lines.  But this is only a guess.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

Guess where it happened to be...

/usr/bin directory...

Hold on while I check if it actually works or not.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
It works. Thanks alot for your help. Ive been wanting this on my Linux box for a long time.
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slow1000Commented:
Good, no problem.  I needed a distraction from what I am working on today.  
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Oh yes before I forget...How can I backup the current saved sessions in Linux? In Windows, all I you have to do is locate them in the registry. But in Linux I dont know.

Sorry
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slow1000Commented:
I am sorry, I don't have an answer to that question.  My expertise is in installation and setup, I've done that for other people, but I don't actually use the program myself.  

If the hidden file or folder .putty exists in your user folder ( /home/username ), the sessions are likely there.  You could copy that folder to another location to back it up.

to see if it is there, execute

ls -a

to see all the hidden files in your home directory.
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slow1000Commented:
If the previous suggestion doesn't work, I suggest you close this question and open a new question about backing up saved sessions for putty.  

In general, though,  all user specific files settings are saved in your user folder (in your case, I believe it's /home/vin001 ), so it is a good idea to back the entire folder up often.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
Your right on the buck there. It was in the hidden files in my home directory. And inside putty folder, I found that there wee two sessions with my Host IP addresses...

Thanks.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
I want to burn Putty (for Linux) on a CD for backup. What file should I look for or burn?
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slow1000Commented:
If you want to back up the program installation itself,  you'll want to back up putty-0.58-1_suse93.i586.rpm, the file that you downloaded earlier.  On the other hand, if you want to back up your settings, burn the entire ~/.putty folder from your home directory to the CD.
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ngopuCommented:
My suggetion is you can use the putty windows binary along with wine tool....

It is working .......!

copy the putty.exe to your linux box

then run $ wine putty.exe  

that 's it ....

(Check whether you have installed wine package in your linux ;)


Gopu N
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jslayton01Author Commented:
The PUTTY rpm file worked and its installed. No problems, works like a charm...

Thanks to you all.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
One last question. Everytime I open up a session, the Putty window or screen always positions itself on the upper-left-hand area of the desktop. Is there any way to make centered by default when I open up a new session?
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slow1000Commented:
Ok, if you're running KDE, click on the top left border icon, go to Configure Window Behavior.  Select Window Specific Settings, then create new.  You'll want to play with the Geometry tab.  You might also want to change the Window class on the 1st tab to be more specific.  I would pick Regular Expression, then type Putty in the appropriate box. But you can configure it how you want it with trial and error.
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jslayton01Author Commented:
I played around with the Position Tab. I selected Remember which did the trick, thanks you guys.
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