First of al, I would like to apologize if this is the wrong place to report this kind of issues. Unfortunatelly, I could not find neither decide for a better place.
I’ve been making some deep installs for some desktop systems here, and among my experiences, I fould what can be considered a few glitches in some of the software found in the repositories.
Please, don’t take me wrong: I love opensuse. If I didn’t, these errors would not have been dealt with, but rather more become the reason for me to try to switch to other distributions. Please consider this as a “very late errors found report”.
I made a small list of the ones I’ve found until now, with also the workarounds. Hopefully it will be of some help:
SweetHome3D:** It just asks on the installation for the sun-java package; It needs also the sun-java-devel.
Ghemical: Two errors. First, the installation asks just for the libghemical4 package, but it also needs libghemical data. Worst is the fact that it doesn’t put the files in the proper path: Instead of /usr/share/libghemical4/2.98, it should be just /usr/share/libghemical/2.98. A simple symbolic link filled the gap. By the way, it was a pretty nice icon available on the internet, should be included also.
Scilab: Version 5.1.1-21 from Packman repositories needs an unavailable libumfpack library vesion. Version 4.1.2-60.12 from opensuse-education works fine.
xdrawchem: Version 1.9.9-15.8 from opensuse-education yelds segmentation faults on the startup. Version 1.9.9-3.12 from Education doesn’t have this problem and works just fine.
These are the ones I properly identified the problem and corrected so far. I’m also having a strange problem with bibus and python (they work together properly at home but not at work). I did not used the one-click for this one in both, I downloaded the rpm.
Also: What is that nfs-server package good for? Except for yielding me a week of different problems from an unnoticed instalation and no deinstallation for the quota-nfs package trial (so keeping the nfs-server that is bugged, and taking out the nfs-kernel-server that is perfect)? I heard that it was even removed from the OpenSuse 11.1 (congratulations for this one, by the way).
Again, hoping not to have offended anyone, just trying to help to improve the best distribution around.