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Re: [opensuse-factory] opensuse factory (2017.02.24) want to remove not installed packages.....
Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar composed on 2017-02-25 10:18 (UTC+0100):

On Sat, 2017-02-25 at 03:26 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

Right, they're not. Applications and packages are not the same thing. Only YaST
knows what applications are. Zypper only guesses what to do, and doesn't
actually do anything except confuse users with useless messages

So, from now on we will have to call you zypper - because what you say
is wrong and is confusing our users.

So, applications and packages *are* the same thing? I can only guess I've seen the Firefox application get installed and uninstalled over a hundred times. (Hint: on most here, MozillaFirefox is not installed, while firefox-esr is.)

Translated, what I wrote amounts to there's nothing any mere mortal user can or needs to do about those messages besides ignore them, while those less mortal might be able to help get the bugs fixed. :-p

> * The user has additional repositories enabled bysided openSUSE
> Tumbleweed and said repository does not provide complete/valid
> AppStream metadata...

Every one of my installations has at least one Mozilla repo enabled. Most have Packman.

In the hopes that we will now STOP spreading false claims on this
topic: remember this mail, feel free to reference it whenever a similar
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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