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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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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