Updating opensuse with zypper
Zypper is a command line tool for package management, it's based on ZYpp, aka libzypp. wildcards and there are options for matching all or any of the strings and for full exact matches (the default is a partial match).The Wiki Pedia entry for Zypp says: is a good thing. If you want to search the package descriptions there's an option for that also.It turns out that Ya ST is also (now) based on ZYpp so you don't need to worry that you're missing out on something by using zypper. For example to search for packages with the word "mail" in the name or in the description do: $ zypper search --search-descriptions mail $ # --search-descriptions can be abbreviated as -d Reading installed packages...
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As I've mentioned before I'm an open SUSE user, and as long as they don't make the "U" lower case again, I'll probably stick with it.
When it comes to package management, Open SUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprice (and Su SE before them) are usually associated with Ya ST (and yes, I'm still waiting for them to upper case the "a").
Ya ST works well but it's a bit verbose for installing a single package, and of course that's just more fodder for the apt-getters with all their .
And you can't argue with them, but there are other options with open SUSE: yum and apt4rpm come to mind, but the preferred solution is zypper.
| package | Cg Eddie | A simple editor with syntax high ...
| package | Frost Wire | Gnutella peer-to-peer (P2P) file ... i | yast2-mail | Ya ST2 - Mail Configuration | package | yast2-mail-plugins | Ya ST2-Users/Group Plugins for the ...
| package | yum-updatesd | YUM update notification daemon | package $ zypper install Buddi Reading installed packages...
The following NEW packages are going to be installed: Browser Launcher2 swingx Buddi jcommon jfreechart Overall download size: 4.1 M. This allows you to upgrade from one version of open SUSE to the next.
After the operation, additional 5.2 M will be used. I have not used this feature yet, but posts on the open SUSE wiki seem to indicate that it works well.
So to all you apt-getters out there, all I can say is: zypp it.
The initial release of the community project was a beta version of SUSE Linux 10.0. The community project offers a rolling release version called open SUSE Tumbleweed, which is continuously updated with tested, stable packages.