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  • Last Updated : 11 Jul, 2022
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Zypper is a software management command-line program. It may add package repositories, search for packages, install, uninstall, or update packages, install patches, and device drivers, and check dependencies, among other things. Zypper can be used interactively or in a non-interactive fashion by the user, scripts, or front-ends. In this article, we will be going through the installation and usage of Zypper on the Ubuntu system.

Advantages of Zypper 

  • When compared to graphical package managers, Zypper has various advantages.
  • Zypper is a command-line program that is easy to use and consumes fewer resources.
  • Zypper actions may be programmed.
  • Zypper may be run on computers without graphical desktop environments. As a result, it is appropriate for usage with servers and remote computers.

Installation of Zypper on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04, there are 3 options for installing zypper. 

  • Using apt-get to install 
  • Using apt to install   
  • Using aptitude to install 

Let’s go through all the installation methods.

Method 1: Using apt-get to install  

Step 1: Using the following command, update the apt database using apt-get.

sudo apt-get update

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use apt-get to install zypper by performing the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install zypper

 

Method 2: Using apt to install  

Step 1: The apt database will be updated with the command below.

sudo apt update

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use apt to install zypper by performing the following command:

sudo apt -y install zypper

 

Method 3: Using aptitude to install

Step 1: If you want to use this method, you may need to install aptitude first because it is not normally installed by default on Ubuntu. Use the following command to update the apt database with aptitude.

sudo aptitude update

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use aptitude to install zypper by performing the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install zypper

 

Usage of Zypper on Ubuntu

Example 1: Zypper Shell

Starts a shell in order to input many commands in a single session. Exit the shell by pressing Ctrl-D or exit.

zypper shell

 

Example 2: Zypper Ps

This command list any ongoing processes that may still be using files and libraries that have been destroyed by recent upgrades.

zypper ps

 

Example 3: Zypper Licenses

It is used to print a report on installed package licenses and EULAs (End User License Agreement).

zypper licenses

 

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