Install ymp file

Ok so I have downloaded the texworks.ymp file, however when I want to install it with YaST Software I get an error:

The following packages have not been found on the medium: openSUSE:Leap:15.2 openSUSE Leap 15.2 openSUSE Leap borrows packages from SLE for the base system. Please refer to for origin information texworks TeXshop-like TeX Editor The TeXworks project is a simple TeX front-end program (working environment) that is modeled on Dick Koch's TeXShop for Mac OS X.

When I try to install it with YaST 1-Click Install on the other hand I get:

The install link or file you opened does not contain instructions for openSUSE Leap 15.3.

Hello and welcome to the openSUSE forums.

It is fine you found already the CODE tags, but please also include the line with the command, and of course the full output, when copy/paste from the terminal emulator window. It is only one line more at the beginning (and to show it is complete, one line more at the end), but now we have only output (complete?), but we do not know what you did.

Example. Not



henk@boven:~> uname -r

Also, you do not explain where you downloaded from.

I downloaded it from here (“openSUSE Leap 15.2”, “Expert Download”).

These errors I haven’t gotten them from the terminal, but opening the file with “YaST Software” (First screenshot) and “YaST 1-Click Install” (Second screenshot).

And what is not clear in this message? You need to download file matching your openSUSE version.

Like @avidjaar, I see version 15.2 vs. version 15.3.

Hi polgr,

You don’t have to download that ymp file to install software i.e. texworks. It’s available in the main repository:

kasi@pluto:~> LANG=C zypper if texworks
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Information for package texworks:
Repository     : Haupt-Repository (OSS)
Name           : texworks
Version        : 0.6.5-bp153.1.19
Arch           : x86_64
Vendor         : openSUSE
Installed Size : 6.3 MiB
Installed      : No
Status         : not installed
Source package : texworks-0.6.5-bp153.1.19.src
Upstream URL   :
Summary        : TeXshop-like TeX Editor
Description    : 
    The TeXworks project is a simple TeX front-end program (working
    environment) that is modeled on Dick Koch's TeXShop for Mac OS X.


It may not actually matter if you are on 15.2 or 15.3 as it is available in either version if you go the “regular” way. Either start YaST software management, search texworks and choose it by clicking on it and hit “accept”. In terminal, as root, just enter:

zypper in texworks

That is what I should have done, simply check with YaST if it exists in the OSS repo :shame:

So the question is now to the OP: Why didn’t you just install texworks from the standard repo (with YaST or zypper), but downloaded a 15.2 version in ymp form (not an rpm) from some, not named by you, place and tried to install that on a `15.3 system?