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Ease package management with SUSE's y2pmsh

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System and network administrators and packagers alike may find a handy tool in y2pmsh, a shell interface for SUSE Linux's YaST2 package manager.

Like any package management tool, y2pmsh installs, removes, and upgrades RPM packages. SUSE doesn't install y2pmsh by default, but you can install it using YaST2. Once it's there, you can enter its shell by typing the y2pmsh command in your usual shell.

You must manage your installation sources before you can do any operations. The command source -s shows you the installation sources, which are numbered.

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