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How about openSuse?

Postby Lemen » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:17 pm

If I search the forum, I do not find much about openSuse.
I do like openSuse a lot for the normal things, but how good is openSuse for music? ( with XFCE or LXDE of course)

Any experiences here?
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Re: How about openSuse?

Postby falkTX » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:14 pm

For me, openSUSE has the same issue as Fedora - RPM.
Ubuntu with PPAs has provided such a nice solution than we don't usually need anything else.
My guess is that most people either run Debian or Ubuntu (with variants) or ArchLinux, but I could be wrong...

I know Rui from the Q* things uses it at least.
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Re: How about openSuse?

Postby SR » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:10 am

Just curious, but what's so bad about rpm? I've been a RedHat user since the consumer release days so rpm is all I've really known. What am I missing out on?
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Re: How about openSuse?

Postby falkTX » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:19 am

SR wrote:Just curious, but what's so bad about rpm? I've been a RedHat user since the consumer release days so rpm is all I've really known. What am I missing out on?

From my experience it was how the dependencies were handled, and how tricky it is to solve conflicts.
It was some time ago though, maybe things have changed...
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Re: How about openSuse?

Postby SR » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:35 am

I think times have changed. Yum handles the dependencies now.

If I want to install a package I type "yum install <package name>" and it resolves the dependencies for me. Suppose I don't know the name of the package but I know I need the one that provides a certain library. I type "yum whatprovides */libraryname.so", to get a listing of every package that provides that library. This isn't everything but times have changed from the days of tracking down endless dependencies by hand.

I can't speak for OpenSuse though. I didn't know it was still around.
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Re: How about openSuse?

Postby AutoStatic » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:34 am

rpm and deb are both just fine. And OpenSuSE has a similar automated package facility like Ubuntu's PPA's: https://build.opensuse.org/
Not sure how they compare though, I've never used OpenSuSE's Build Service. I get the idea that OpenSuSE is gaining popularity, at least in these regions.
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Re: How about openSuse?

Postby Lemen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:18 pm

Thanks for the input. Thanks for the link Jeremy.
It seems there is not much experience with openSuse.
I think I give it a change at a partition at the computer. I will see were it ends or the trouble start.
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