Whenever I do sudo zypper up it tries to install some new stuff that I don’t want and I don’t need. For example, this is the current output of sudo zypper up:
The following 17 NEW packages are going to be installed:
amarok ibus ibus-branding-openSUSE-KDE ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 ibus-qt kaffeine kmahjongg kmail kmines kontact kreversi ksudoku ktorrent libunwind-devel tigervnc ucode-amd
I delibarately removed some of them and I don’t want them to be re-installed, but zypper up just insists. Any ideas why is it doing that and how do I prevent it?
In Yast, you can blackiist the packages that you don’t want to ever install. There’s probably also a way to do that with “zypper”.
Alternatively, you can set the option in Yast Software Management – “Ignore Recommended Packages for already installed packages”. I don’t think that helps with “zypper” – you would probably have to get into the habit of using the option “–no-recommends”.