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.


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