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    bionicfreeze NNTP User

    Default how to install software and resolve dependencies


    I've been a long time user of fedora but the last to releases have
    became very unstable. so i decided to run and contribute to opensuse.
    in fedora i used yum to install most software as it resolved needed
    dependencies as well. is yast able to do the same and how do i use it
    via the command line i thank you for the help.


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    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: how to install software and resolve dependencies

    zypper is the equiv of YUM.

    'Zypper/Usage/11.1 - openSUSE' (

    eg: in a su terminal

    zypper lr
    (lists updates)

    zypper ref
    (refreshes the repo's)

    Dependencies are an issue. Usually this is more of a problem when you
    go beyond the normal setup of repos. For example, many are using the
    build service repo's of kde4.2

    By default an install should give you these repos:

    after those the main one you will need is Packman

    > VLC repo is added only to get libdvdcss - then it is disabled
    > 'Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE
    > Forums' (

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