It’s been a while since I came here for help, usually I find a solution for myself, and whilst it might not be the quickest way to solve problems, it’s certainly helped me get a little better understanding of suse.
Since upgrading to 11.2 64bit though (from 11.1 64bit), some things are mysteriously unforgiving, and resolution eludes me. I wanted to install the new version of wine, so after adding the repo went to software management and clicked for the latest version. It told me that nothing provided libopenal.so.1. No biggie, seen this kind of thing a thousand times, figured that after upgrading, it was one of the things that got deleted. A quick google and I’m installing libopenal1-soft. When I click on that and look at dependencies tab I see that it provides libopenal.so.1.
Wine doesn’t think so, as trying to install the newer version still tells me that “Nothing provides libopenal.so.1”
I tried removing the old wine, and as soon as I click the tick next to it, I get the same message.
In the end I gave up.
I’m a musician, and today I decide to see if there’s any audio software worth using. A little old synth emulator called Bristol caught my eye, and after searching for a suse 11.2 rpm for it, came up with something on the packman site with a one click install for 11.2 64bit.
Can’t say fairer than that, every time I ever used one click install before, was never anything I had to do except wait.
Not this time, after it showed me all the changes etc and I’d clicked yes do it etc, I get “Nothing provides Jack”.
I look up Jack on google, and after a while reach a download page that says “Use your package manager to get this”.
I type Jack in the search bar in yast, and find all kinds of things with the name Jack in the name, but checking the dependencies tab, see that none provide anything just called “Jack”. LibJack0 and libjack0 32 bit are checked, but neither appear to provide Jack.
These are just 2 examples that I’ve been unable to resolve, there are many more. Dependencies that I’m either not able to find in yast, not able to find in google, or that I’ve found and installed, yet still told that “Nothing Provides blah”
I could care less about the other things, but libopenal.so.1 seems pretty necessary to a lot of things I try to install, and if I want to check out audio software stuff, Jack seems pretty important too.
If someone can explain the error of my ways and what it is I should be doing, I’d be much obliged.