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    Red face Problem with one-click installation

    Hi friends,
    I am new to this forum and I am also a newbie to linux. I chose Opensuse as my first distro. The problem is, whenever i invoke any one click installation from any website, (for example vlc), the yast manager is trying to download packages other than vlc which account for about 1.5GB. But I can see that vlc comes to merely 40MB. How to remove those unwanted downloads? and continue to install only what we wanted?

    PS: I am running opensuse 11.4 with gnome on my notebook

    Thanks.
    Anish

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    Default Re: Problem with one-click installation

    Please post the list of repos enabled on your pc. open terminal & type
    Code:
    su -
    you will asked for password. then
    Code:
    zypper lr
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    Default Re: Problem with one-click installation

    If you installed from the live CD, there are additional packages needed that Yast will try to pull in. You'll only need to do this once. Additionally, a package may have dependencies that need to be added for your package to function.

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    Default Re: Problem with one-click installation

    Quote Originally Posted by thinkanish View Post
    Hi friends,
    I am new to this forum and I am also a newbie to linux. I chose Opensuse as my first distro. The problem is, whenever i invoke any one click installation from any website, (for example vlc), the yast manager is trying to download packages other than vlc which account for about 1.5GB. But I can see that vlc comes to merely 40MB. How to remove those unwanted downloads? and continue to install only what we wanted?

    PS: I am running opensuse 11.4 with gnome on my notebook

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Problem with one-click installation

    On 07/17/2011 04:06 AM, thinkanish wrote:
    >
    > yast manager
    > is trying to download packages other than vlc which account for about
    > 1.5GB. But I can see that vlc comes to merely 40MB. How to remove those
    > unwanted downloads? and continue to install only what we wanted?


    believe me, YaST knows what it takes to run vlc, accept all it wants to
    download and install..

    that is the way it is in Linux: vlc is a small package which _must_ have
    other stuff present in order to run...those things are called
    "dependencies"...that is: the vlc executable depends on those other
    packages to work..

    yes, this is unlike (say) windows! there, you must always download
    _everything_ needed (other than windows itself) with _every_ package and
    puts it all the dependencies in one folder with the executable.....the
    problem with that is you will have 5, 10, 30 or *300* copies of the
    _same_ library on your machine--one copy in each program folder with
    needs that library! and, to make matters worse each program may require
    a different version of the same library!

    the linux way is to download the program _and_ its dependencies (if not
    already installed) and put the executables together in one place (/bin
    and /sbin) and the all libraries together in another place (in /var/lib
    and /usr/lib.....and, then, the next time you go to download something
    YaST will 'look' at the dependencies (listed in the RPM) and look on
    your machine and see that you already have all (most, some) of the
    libraries needed to support it and it will only fetch what it
    needs...and THAT will be the smaller download you were wishing for now
    but can't have because you machine misses the dependencies for vlc..

    make sense?

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    Default Re: Problem with one-click installation

    @hasan: Hi, I tried to upload the screen shot... but its told that i do not have permissions to do so. So I am giving the output of the command zypper lr

    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh
    ---+----------------------+----------------------------+---------+--------
    1 | 11.4 - VideoLan | 11.4 - VideoLan | Yes | Yes
    2 | PK_TMP_DIR | PK_TMP_DIR | Yes | Yes
    3 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes
    4 | X11:xfce | X11:xfce | Yes | Yes
    5 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes
    6 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.4-Debug | No | Yes
    7 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug | No | Yes
    8 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
    9 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Oss | Yes | Yes
    10 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.4-Source | No | Yes
    11 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.4-Update | Yes | Yes


    but i installed vlc using the command "zypper in vlc" it worked like charm and i am able to play all mp3 and movies with it.. But what are these packages intended for?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Problem with one-click installation

    @thinkanish
    You don't need repos 1 and 2

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