Help installing from tarballs

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I recently switched back to suse from ubuntu and I know in ubuntu when installing from source, i could enter the command auto-apt to automatically install all dependencies. However since suse does not use the APT system, i cannot use that command. Is there a way of auto installing required dependencies of a tarball, not rpm, in suse like i was able to do in ubuntu? using suse 11.2 x64 (Distributions)