How about openSuse?

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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 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 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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