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I have recently installed openSUSE on my machine. I am unable to install packages easily on this OS as there is not much help online for this OS. And I have seen on a few forums that people say if you are using KDE version you will need a source file as well. Now what does that mean. Is rpm file not sufficient when using KDE version because I am using KDE version only. And also downloading repo's in YaST and installing is not that convenient as much as the OS claims it is.

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Don't cross post please. Questions can always be migrated. Thanks! – slhck Dec 14 '12 at 10:01

What are the difficulties you are experiencing with YaST? If the package you need is in the repository, you can install it using the command line utility zypper.

sudo zypper search package_name
sudo zypper install package_name
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No but YaST installs packages that are not even neccessary like why does it need Library Office to run Dropbox. So I decided to install from Terminal, and whats the significance of source file, like in this link "software.opensuse.org/package/cairo-dock"; when you click 12.2 it opens up 3-options, 32-bit, 64-bit and source, why do people keep saying that source is an important file in KDE. When I click on it, another rpm file is downloaded, what is the difference between 64-bit rpm and source rpm? – user1896786 Dec 14 '12 at 8:31
    
What package you want to install? – ymn Dec 14 '12 at 8:38

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