Random notes on the use of YaST, SuSE Linux' package software managing wizard.
The YaST Software Managment wizard is an elaborate package manager and
tabulator that is bewildering and frustrating when you don't understand how it
After installing SuSE Linux, the Software Management wizard knows about a
certain number of packages in repositories. The ones it knows about are
usually few, usually not ones developers are interested in, and, consequently,
frustrating and useless.
The solution is to add to this tool's collection. This is done by choosing
another YaST wizard, Community Repositories, and adding more. In particular,
add the following:
You can use another wizard, Software Repositories, to list the ones you've got.
The next time you use YaST's Software Management wizard, you'll find a lot more
packages including, probably, the one you want.
Work the filter in this wizard by typing in the name of a package or part
thereof. For example, if you want to use gvim, a graphics version
of the Vim editor, just type “gvim”.