How to get SLAB working with SMART

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If i had to name one thing that i sincerely hate about openSUSE, it’d have to be YaST’s package manager with its zypper backend, so, as you may have guessed from the title, i use Smart instead, and i don’t think i’m the only one here.

But alas, it had one major downside - it wasn’t integrated with SLAB’s (SUSE’s gnome main menu) package management feature, which enables you to uninstall or upgrade packages directly from the Application Browser. I still think it was a fair compromise though, anything that kept me from using that sadistic abomination of a package manager has always seemed like a plausible option, regardless of the consequences. But that’s about to change, because i had finally came up with a 100% workable hack that will provide a fully integrated smart for SLAB - no compromises!

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