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    Default Yast2 question

    All I wanted to do was download vlc and ivtv drivers. That amounts to about 2mb. Why does it want to download 700mb worth of stuff? Basically everything.

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    Default Re: Yast2 question

    Some may be dependency related and others just recommended by default for enhancement.
    You could try downloading a specific .rpm manually, then installing it manually with
    rpm -ihv *packagename*

    It should tell you if there are any specific dependencies - then just try working thru this.

    Otherwise you need to use Yast and de-select what you don't want under the 'Installation Summary' filter tab.
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    Is this going to happen every time I want to install something? Seems a bit over the top.

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    Default Re: Yast2 question

    Quote Originally Posted by tuxr99 View Post
    Is this going to happen every time I want to install something? Seems a bit over the top.
    Possibly.
    Are you on a limited internet or dial up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Possibly.
    Are you on a limited internet or dial up?
    No, I'm not. But I feel I should not have to download countless packages just for a small application. Is this the opensuse way of doing things? I mean, it wanted to update every app on the computer. I have not seen this behavior on any other distro.

    A appreciate your responses though.

    You see, I am not looking to use opensuse for myself, but rather for my customers. I need to know how everything works, and why. I will try the gnome version to see if there is any difference. Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Yast2 question

    You should follow this guide for multi media
    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

    Take note of the priorities for the repo's
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