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Old 08-23-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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search software opensuse


Hi there,

With ubuntu, it's apt-cache search, what is it for open suse please
 
Old 08-23-2016, 05:37 PM   #2
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Hi there,
With ubuntu, it's apt-cache search, what is it for open suse please
"zypper search" Read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature...you could have found this with a Google search faster than you posted it here.
 
Old 08-23-2016, 05:47 PM   #3
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oh, I tried that, and couldn't find anything, so it's not quite as easy as you make out, but thank you
 
Old 08-23-2016, 09:07 PM   #4
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oh, I tried that, and couldn't find anything, so it's not quite as easy as you make out, but thank you
Sorry, but it is. I put "opensuse package manager" into Google and got this as the second hit:
https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...cha.sw_cl.html
 
Old 08-23-2016, 10:11 PM   #5
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as per everything with suse , it is GUI centric
it is easier to use Yast2 than the terminal

open "install / remove software " from the menu

a pop up will pop up asking for the root password

use the gui

or the terminal BUT unlike yum trying to find what provides what lib is a pain
Code:
su -
zypper se ProgranName
or the ncurs terminal gui
Code:
su -
yast

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Old 08-24-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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as per everything with suse , it is GUI centric
it is easier to use Yast2 than the terminal
That's just because OpenSUSE actually has a decent system config GUI, the terminal is no harder to use than other distros if that's your choice.

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or the terminal BUT unlike yum trying to find what provides what lib is a pain
yum:
Code:
# yum provides libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities, ps, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: chicago.gaminghost.co
 * epel: mirrors.xmission.com
 * extras: mirror.sesp.northwestern.edu
 * rpmforge: mirror.lstn.net
 * updates: centos.firehosted.com
1748 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
gtk2-2.24.23-8.el6.i686 : The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating GUIs for
                        : X
Repo        : base
Matched from:
Other       : libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0



gtk2-2.24.23-8.el6.i686 : The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating GUIs for
                        : X
Repo        : installed
Matched from:
Other       : Provides-match: libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
zypper:
Code:
# zypper search --provides libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name               | Summary                              | Type   
--+--------------------+--------------------------------------+--------
i | libgtk-2_0-0       | The GTK+ toolkit library (version 2) | package
i | libgtk-2_0-0-32bit | The GTK+ toolkit library (version 2) | package
I don't know what this "pain" you speak of is...
 
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For questions like this, it's good to know about
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?res...age-management
 
Old 08-28-2016, 03:28 AM   #8
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In contrast to Yum/DNF (or apt/dpkg), functionalities in Zypper are built-in, meaning it's all in one man page (including shorthands that minimize typing), so there's no need to first figure out and install whichever of their optional long-winded-named plugins is needed to perform a task. e.g. lock down a package, "zypper al packagename" vs. (python3-dnf-plugins-extras-versionlock) "dnf versionlock add packagename", or altering enabled repos "zypper mr --[disable,enable]" vs. (dnf-plugins-core) "dnf config-manager --[set-enabled,set-disabled]".
 
  


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