Tip for Installing Packages on OpenSUSE

Here are some tips, tricks, and traps when working openSUSE

How to install Software

There’s no apt or yum, so use zypper. Here is an example:

zypper install qemu-guest-agent

Caveats of openSUSE

It uses the ‘btrfs’ file system. To check which file system a Linux distribution uses, do this:

df -Th | grep "^/dev"


cat /etc/fstab

Warning about openSUSE

Never ever think that whatever is in /.snapshots is space to be freed up. It’s not. You will destroy the entire operating system by removing files in there.

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