what is SUSEConnect?

a recent update installed SUSEConnect
trying to remove it it wants to remove 2 other packages

:~> sudo zypper rm SUSEConnect
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following 3 packages are going to be REMOVED:
  rollback-helper SUSEConnect zypper-migration-plugin

3 packages to remove.
After the operation, 208,8 KiB will be freed.
Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): 

I have no problems keeping them I was just curios if somebody knew what rollback-helper, SUSEConnect and zypper-migration-plugin do?

Hi
SLE tools and also there if the user wishes to migrate to SLE


rollback-helper
Description    :                                                
    The rollback-helper package is a collection of scripts, which,
    after a successfull filesystem rollback with snapper, resets
    registered products on SCC or SMT.

SUSEConnect
Description    :                                                           
    This package provides a command line tool and rubygem library for connecting a
    client system to the SUSE Customer Center. It will connect the system to your
    product subscriptions and enable the product repositories/services locally.

zypper-migration-plugin
Description    :                                                         
    Zypper subcommand for online migration to new service pack.

If you run zypper if <some-package> it provides a description on what it is.

I did a search at software.opensuse.org
and it would seam all 3 packages are more or less SLE related
this is a bit strange
https://software.opensuse.org/package/SUSEConnect

**SUSEConnect**
**Utility to register a system with the SUSE Customer Center**
This package provides a command line tool and rubygem library for connecting a client system to the SUSE Customer Center. It will connect the system to your product subscriptions and enable the product repositories/services locally.

I’ve been an opensuse user for quite some time now but I really don’t feel like registering for anything
have I accidentally installed these packages or are they now included by default?

OK that makes sense tanks malcolm
removing them should make no difference for those of us who’d prefer to stay on opensuse

I think they are included by default. I am ignoring them.

On Wed 25 Jul 2018 03:16:03 AM CDT, I A wrote:

malcolmlewis;2874952 Wrote:
> Hi
> SLE tools and also there if the user wishes to migrate to SLE
>
> >
Code:

> >
> rollback-helper
> Description :
> The rollback-helper package is a collection of scripts, which,
> after a successfull filesystem rollback with snapper, resets
> registered products on SCC or SMT.
>
> SUSEConnect
>
Description : > This package provides a command line tool and
rubygem library for connecting a > client system to the SUSE Customer
Center. It will connect the system to your > product subscriptions and
enable the product repositories/services locally. >
> zypper-migration-plugin
>
Description : > Zypper subcommand for online migration to new
service pack. >

> >
>
> If you run zypper if <some-package> it provides a description on what
> it is.

OK that makes sense tanks malcolm
removing them should make no difference for those of us who’d prefer to
stay on opensuse

Hi
Nope… here’s an example of what I have on SLES 15;


SUSEConnect --list-extensions

AVAILABLE EXTENSIONS AND MODULES

Basesystem Module 15 x86_64 (Installed)
Deactivate with: SUSEConnect -d -p sle-module-basesystem/15/x86_64

Containers Module 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p sle-module-containers/15/x86_64

Desktop Applications Module 15 x86_64 (Installed)
Deactivate with: SUSEConnect -d -p
sle-module-desktop-applications/15/x86_64

Development Tools Module 15 x86_64 (Installed)
Deactivate with: SUSEConnect -d -p
sle-module-development-tools/15/x86_64

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 x86_64
(Installed) Deactivate with: SUSEConnect -d -p
sle-we/15/x86_64

SUSE Cloud Application Platform Tools Module 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p sle-module-cap-tools/15/x86_64

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p
sle-module-live-patching/15/x86_64 -r ADDITIONAL REGCODE

SUSE Package Hub 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p PackageHub/15/x86_64

Server Applications Module 15 x86_64 (Installed)
Deactivate with: SUSEConnect -d -p
sle-module-server-applications/15/x86_64

Legacy Module 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p sle-module-legacy/15/x86_64

Public Cloud Module 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p
sle-module-public-cloud/15/x86_64

SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 x86_64 (BETA)
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p ses/6/x86_64 -r ADDITIONAL
REGCODE

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p sle-ha/15/x86_64 -r
ADDITIONAL REGCODE

Web and Scripting Module 15 x86_64
Activate with: SUSEConnect    -p
sle-module-web-scripting/15/x86_64

MORE INFORMATION

You can find more information about available modules here:
https://www.suse.com/products/server/features/modules.html


Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SLES 15 | GNOME Shell 3.26.2 | 4.12.14-23-default
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