Are there two different ways of installation in openSUSE KDE and openSUSE Gnome

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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.

Best Answer

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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