Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Jul 2010 18:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Long time fans of openSUSE Linux and its commercial big brother, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, will find a lot to like in this latest update.
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RE[5]: zypper
by sorpigal on Wed 21st Jul 2010 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: zypper"
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If you get the error you have the deb already. It will be in /var/cache/apt/archives/packagename_version_arch.deb, so you can normally just say dpkg -i --force-depends /var/cache/apt/archives/packagename*deb since you are not likely to have more than one version (especially if you auto prune).

I agree that the breakage of --download-only makes no sense from a user perspective.

That's news to me. Aptitude is a much heavier tool (with a curses ui, even).

I always find this funny, since I have never used the aptitude UI. IMO aptitude is primarily command line and the curses part is just so it can serve as a replacement for people who like dselect, too. For most basic operations the command line syntax is the same: aptitude install foo, aptitude remove foo, aptitude update, etc.. The major differences are in the switches and various options.

It is a bit heavier but I think only on an embedded system would you need to worry about that. I can understand they maemo went with apt-get especially since at the moment the more-correct behavior of aptitude is not very noticable in the real world today.

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