It’s me or there are a lot of packages in leap 15.3 with this problem?
I have upgraded recently from 15.2 to 15.3 and I’m experiencing this a lot. It seems that 15.3 not only lacks community and additional repos, it is taht a lot of packages that in 15.2 where in the official repos are not in 15.3 official repos.
I don’t remember something like this when upgrading before (maybe I have forgotten it).
All of those show up when I use the search box in Yast software management. I have calibre installed here from the main repo. And tigervnc is installed here, presumably by default because I did not explicitly install it.
ls -la `which python3`
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Aug 31 03:49 /usr/bin/python3 -> python3.6
zypper if python3-base
Information for package python3-base:
Repository : Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15
Name : python3-base
Version : 3.6.13-10.3.1
Did you disable the SLE repos, or never got added?
C’mon, really. That s.o.o search does not work for 15.3 is known for months (since release of 15.3), it briefly appeared to be fixed and became broken again. Moreover, due to underlying reasons it will probably remain broken forever for all future releases.
Of course you can continue to tell users that it’s their own fault for not using the right tool. But the fact is, that every other Linux distribution I am aware of has web site where you can look up packages available in release. And users may be using such site before installing - to decide whether this distribution has necessary software. With software.opensuse.org they are told that this distribution does not have anything.
As I said I don’t remember how I installed most of them, maybe I look for it in the repos and I found them or I did some kind of search… but if you look for them in software.opensuse.org (I think It should be the right place to look for the correct repositories for the packages shouldn’t it?) … a couple of examples
I guess that’s a difference of habits. For me, Yast is always the place to look for software. I only go to software.opensuse.org if I cannot find it via Yast. Installing via Yast is easiest when that works, which is most of the time.
I use to search with zypper or yast but sometimes I don’t know how is the package called exactly and the search does not work (maybe I don’t use it well) or sometimes it is not in the repos I have, and in this cases a search on the internet return a link to software.opensuse.org that has this information. I has been working well for me for years…
On top of that I even add “file list”. I found there is a simple workaround for the software.opensuse.org search issue as I am still lazily on 15.2 (will switch before EOL):
After searching for a package I simply follow the 15.2 link and replace 15.2 by 15.3 in the address bar. Et voilà: https://software.opensuse.org/download/package?package=calibre&project=openSUSE%3ALeap%3A15.3
Yeah, that’s rather primitive and won’t help new users but at least it works (yet). If that issue is really that persistant my trick won’t work once 15.2 vanishes from the supported distro list. Still, it’s hard for me to understand why the search shouldn’t ever be able to find what is simply just there.