Sunday, November 02, 2014

Updating packages on OpenSUSE via console

Zypper is the functionally equivalent to apt-get or aptitude for OpenSUSE. Man page should give you more information how to use it, you can also visit for additional information.

For example, to update your current system with the latest packages open konsole and do:

$: su
#: zypper refresh
#: zypper update

To install plain old rpm do:
$: su
#: zypper install google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
This should install the downloaded stable version of Google Chrome. Of course you can substitute suitable rpm as necessary.

To search for a package like libpng, do:
$: zypper search libpng



Anonymous said...

No offense, pal, but this is a useless post. Why don't you at least say a little more about zypper's commands or its capabilities?

Techno Scavenger said...

I might do that in the future. I am still trying to learn the openSUSE way of doing things. I have been using Debian for quite a while so this might take some time.

Anonymous said...

I disagree, this post was usefull to me. I have just installed openSuse 12.3 and "Software Updater" hangs up after showing the updates list. I am using zypper now, it seems to be working. Will post results later