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    Exclamation Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from gui?

    Hi,
    I am making the big move to opensuse 11 and wanted to find out about package mgmt. I know YAST is the system configuration tool and installer, but then I read a bit about zypper.

    I want to learn the command line and "behind the scenes" stuff, so I don't have to point and click like windows, but also like how well it works out of the box...

    What is the best way to install packages, ensuring dependencies are met, check for broken things, etc.?

    Also, I want to be able to use flash, play dvd movies, stream music, and all that non-free stuff? HOw can I do that?

    THX - put this in here since it is just general info.

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    Talking newbie - few quick questions for the pros :) command line &

    Hi,
    I am making the big move to opensuse 11 and wanted to find out about package mgmt. I know YAST is the system configuration tool and installer, but then I read a bit about zypper.

    I want to learn the command line and "behind the scenes" stuff, so I don't have to point and click like windows, but also like how well it works out of the box...

    What is the best way to install packages, ensuring dependencies are met, check for broken things, etc.?

    Also, I want to be able to use flash, play dvd movies, stream music, and all that non-free stuff? HOw can I do that?

    THX - put this in here since it is just general info.
    Last edited by caf4926; 14-May-2009 at 22:58. Reason: Moved and merged. Please don't double post. Thank you.

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    Default Re: newbie - few quick questions for the pros :) command li

    have a read here: Zypper - openSUSE

    Also you need at least three repositories to add if you want decent amount of software
    - OSS
    - non-OSS
    - Packman

    Package Repositories - openSUSE

    Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

    Make sure to also add the Update repo if you haven't already

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    Default Re: newbie - few quick questions for the pros :) command line &

    jakesully wrote:

    > I am making the big move to opensuse 11 and wanted to find out about
    > package mgmt. I know YAST is the system configuration tool and
    > installer, but then I read a bit about zypper.
    >
    > I want to learn the command line and "behind the scenes" stuff, so I
    > don't have to point and click like windows, but also like how well it
    > works out of the box...
    >
    > What is the best way to install packages, ensuring dependencies are
    > met, check for broken things, etc.?


    You have a very good zypper article in openSUSE' wiki:

    Zypper/Usage/11.1
    http://en.opensuse.org/Zypper/Usage

    The man page is another good resource to check (man zypper) :-)

    Although zypper is a great tool, I still prefer YaST/YOU for package
    management.

    > Also, I want to be able to use flash, play dvd movies, stream music,
    > and all that non-free stuff? HOw can I do that?


    Flash Player can be installed from /non-oss repo.

    For other multimedia files and codecs, take a look into these pages (I think
    they are up-to-date):

    Restricted Formats/11.1
    http://opensuse-community.org/Restricted_Formats/11.1

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from g

    thx, I am going over the info now.

    So is opensuse more of a "less use of a command line distro"?

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    Default Re: Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from g

    Yast - Software Management but it's a GUI

    If you insist on CLI use zypper:
    Zypper/Usage/11.1 - openSUSE

    Multimedia
    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

    su terminal:
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    zypper in flash-player
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    Default Re: Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from g

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Yast - Software Management but it's a GUI
    Not entirely true, you can also call YaST from the command-line & use the ncurses version
    or use the command-line install methods,i.e
    Code:
     yast -i {nameofpackagetoinstall}
    man yast is a good place to start

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    Default Re: Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from g

    Thanks,
    I got my install done and it works fine, looks awesome (naturally )

    I have a couple issues which I will post separately.

    Is zypper supported as YAST is?

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from g

    Quote Originally Posted by jakesully View Post

    Is zypper supported as YAST is?

    Thanks again!
    Yes it is, both zypper (the CLI tool) and YaST use the same underlying software mgmt stack called libzypp

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    Default Re: Newbie - non-free & command line useage/ get away from g

    Quote Originally Posted by jakesully View Post
    thx, I am going over the info now.

    So is opensuse more of a "less use of a command line distro"?
    One of the advantages of the 'big' distros (OpenSUSE, Debian, RH/Fedora) is that they are intended for both desktop and server usage, and that means that they usually give you both command line and gui methods of doing stuff. So, its a choice, where some of the smaller distros don't give you the choice of methods.

    It is particularly convenient to be able to use the ncurses version of yast if something is broken with the gui (or the gui version of yast itself) and you need to be able to grab a new package to fix it.

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