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    Default O.S 12.3 AND APPER

    Hello I am new.... Been using 0.S for almost a week now..been messing with OS 12.3 for a couple days... I do have an issue with APPER
    when Opening APPER putting in the ROOT PASS and going to search and putting
    in for instance

    " thunder" for thunderbird... hit SEARCH it says nothing found... Oh really?


    I tried another app no results

    Went to terminal ZYPPER SEARCH thunder <<Enter>>

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla dev

    Mozilla this and that

    I think TB was at the bottom ( it might of not been ) I think it was all
    Firefox stuff....

    Is there an easier way of installing apps?

    Thanks--- Christopher

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    Default Re: O.S 12.3 AND APPER

    Quote Originally Posted by CMAR606 View Post
    Is there an easier way of installing apps?

    Thanks--- Christopher
    Have you tried Yast's Software Management?

    Or you could just do, in a terminal as root, the following command

    zypper in thunderbird

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    Default Re: O.S 12.3 AND APPER

    On 04/01/2013 07:56 PM, CMAR606 wrote:
    > Is there an easier way of installing apps?


    open YaST > Software Manager...it is pretty self evident...but there
    are many helpful words around, like:

    http://doc.opensuse.org/documentatio....software.html

    might be good to look at it all, from the begining:
    http://doc.opensuse.org/documentatio...nsuse-startup/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
    Have you tried Yast's Software Management?

    Or you could just do, in a terminal as root, the following command

    zypper in thunderbird
    hello ecky..... I have and all that comes up is a search box and its like you have to know the name of the app before you can search for it.... I came from Ubuntu where you clicked a category and then you got a list of all apps under that category. Thanks Christopher

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    Default Re: O.S 12.3 AND APPER

    There is some category view in yast software management if you click on
    the view (in yast's qt interface at the top left) were you can change to
    package groups or rpm groups view.
    Maybe it helps a bit.

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    Default Re: O.S 12.3 AND APPER

    You don't have to know the program name in Yast. Just depends on how much filtering you set. You can even find single files on their names.
    Opening the softwaremanager and search for "thunder" returns the packages Mozilla-Thunderbird, amongst others. Click, Accept, done.
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    Default Re: O.S 12.3 AND APPER

    As martin said, if you use the View button in Software Management and change it from Search to Package Groups you get a list of categories

    Thunderbird would logically be in the Network category

    But as you know the name of the program you want I don't see the issue with just entering 'thunderbird' into the search box, but at least now you know there are other ways for future reference

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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

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    CMAR606 wrote:

    > " thunder" for thunderbird... hit SEARCH it says nothing found... Oh
    > really?


    It seems apper is case sensitive.
    A search for Thunderbird works.

    Anyway, i use apper only for updates, and yast software management for
    installing new stuff.

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    Just for interest, don't know about these days but when I was last here on the forums apper was proving unpopular, so much so that people were removing it

    I myself don't have apper installed and as long as OS still has Yast's excellent Software Management tool I can't foresee a time when I will, I don't often use a gui for installing/updating but when I do Yast's tool has always worked perfectly well for me

    I'm sure you'll find it does the job well once you get used to it

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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

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    Ecky wrote:

    > Just for interest, don't know about these days but when I was last here
    > on the forums apper was proving unpopular, so much so that people were
    > removing it
    >
    > I myself don't have apper installed and as long as OS still has Yast's
    > excellent Software Management tool


    It's working very good here for installing updates.
    At the time when i didn't use apper i used "zypper up" to update.
    I find that much easyer than yast.
    The udate module from yast doesn't update from added repositories, and in
    the software module it takes too many clicks to get it done.

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