Install Packages in Suse 10.0


I would like to install the following packages:
gromacs, lammps and meep

in Suse Linux 10.0

I have no idea how to do it, because i’m a complete noob.

Can I use precompiled packages, yes or no?
Or do I have to compile them myself (no clue)

Are the packages I want to install even compatible with Suse 10.0?

Thanks in advance!

If you’re just starting out with Linux, using SUSE Linux 10.0 is a bad idea because it went End Of Life a little over five years ago. Only the masochistic and those with very specific requirements use versions of Linux that far past the end of support. :wink:

I advise you head over to and grab yourself the latest version of that. The support forums are at and there’s lots of friendly folk there to help you out.

SUSE Linux was re-branded as openSUSE at version 10.2. It’s the a free version of Linux upon which SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is based. SLED is free to download but requires a license to obtain updates.