When you start the YaST Control Center, the Software category is automatically selected. Use ↓ and ↑ to change category. To select a module from the category, activate the right frame with → and then use ↓ and ↑ to select the module. Hold down the arrow keys to scroll through the list of available modules.
To start YaST from the command line, enter the commands sux (to switch to user root) and yast2. To start the text version of YaST, enter yast instead of yast2. Also use the yast command to start the program from one of the virtual consoles.
Start YaST by selecting it from the menu under System or by using the Run dialog (press Alt+F2) and typing yast. You will be asked to enter your root password. Start the software management module by selecting it on the Software tab in the YaST Control Center.
Some YaST modules use a navigation tree in the left part of the window to select configuration dialog boxes. Use the arrow keys (↑ and ↓) to navigate in the tree. Use the spacebar to open or close tree items. In ncurses mode, after a selection in the navigation tree, the Enter key must be pressed to display the selected dialog.
To start the ncurses-based version of YaST, open the terminal and run the sudo yast2 command. Use the →| or arrow keys to navigate between user interface elements such as menu items, fields, and buttons. All menu items and buttons in YaST can be accessed via the corresponding function keys or key combinations.
To use YaST functionality in scripts, YaST provides command line support for individual modules. Not all modules support the command line. To see a module’s available options, type: > sudo yast module_name help.
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Go to Package >> All Packages >> Update if newer version available. YaST reports the number of packages that will be updated in the process. Click on Continue”. You will get a list of all packages to be updated.
OpenSUSE is more universal than Ubuntu. Compared to Ubuntu, openSUSE has a slightly steeper learning curve. If you are completely new to Linux, it may take more effort to get familiar with openSUSE compared to Ubuntu. All you need is just a little more focus and effort.
4.3. 1 Start each module
Use yast -l or yast –list to display a list of all module names available on your system. Start the network module eg with yast lan.
Open the YaST Control Center and select Network Services › FTP Server or run the yast2 ftp-server command as root . If no FTP server is installed on your system, you will be asked which server to install when the YaST FTP server module is started. Select the vsftpd server and confirm the dialog.
With modern Linux distributions like openSUSE, software installation is done with a package manager. The RPM-based package manager fetches software packages from repositories (online servers, CDs, DVDs, etc.), resolves the dependencies and installs them on your system.