So…this is most likely something trivial to many people, but I found myself googling this the last time I tried to install Skype on my office PC. So, should you not know or have forgotten how to install and RPM with dependencies in openSUSE, here are two ways that work like magic
Method 1 – Yast
The command to run is simple – and this works with the assumption that you have yast-ncurses installed to make yast work well in the command like interface
yast –i /path/to/your-package.rpm
This will refresh your configured repositories, resolve dependencies (if possible), confirm to you what is about to be installed, and then install them with a nice cli interface so to speak.
NB: With Yast, you can choose to browse the repositories for other things to install or update.
Method 2 – Zypper
The command to run is as follows
zypper in /path/to/your-package.rpm
This will refresh your repositories, resolve your dependencies (if possible), confirm to you what is to be installed, and then install them via a simple cli interface – not as complex as yast.Share