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openSUSE’s software manager lists Mono apps under Proprietary Applications Pattern

I’ve been using openSUSE for quite some time now, but this is definitely the first time that I’ve noticed this ( though probably because I tend to use zypper or the 1-click install rather than entering YaST).

Edit:
Output of zypper lr -u
http://pastebin.com/awfeBeLP

Output of zypper se -s -i -t pattern
http://pastebin.com/DJc8HsLG

Output of zypper sl -d
http://pastebin.com/LxLREddG

Edit 2: Andreas Jaegar comments on the above:

Found it: The pattern is part of Mono Community pattern. As these ymp-patterns have no category, the software manager picks a pretty much random order. And it happens to be under proprietary software in this case.

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      1. Sathya, this is really strange. Could you send me via email (aj at opensuse dot org) the output of the following?

        # zypper se -s -i -t pattern
        # zypper sl -d

        I’d like to see where the broken pattern comes from to inform the author to fix it.

        Andreas

        1. Found it: The pattern is part of Mono Community pattern. As these ymp-patterns have no category, the software manager
          picks a pretty much random order. And it happens to be under proprietary software in this case.

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  8. I have OS 11.2 and it doesn’t do this. I wonder what you’ve installed to make this happen. That’s truly bizarre.

  9. This does not happen on vanilla OpenSUSE 11.2 or with the 11.3 release candidate

    He probably added his own repository or someone’s third party repository that added the pattern to the Mono tag just as a troll.

    For instance OpenSUSE 11.2 does not have a pattern for “KDE 4.4 build dependnecies” shown in the screenshot, which indicates he has external repositories.

    1. @”foobar” – I’ve never claimed that ALL openSUSE installs do this. Neither do I know how to create a repo of my own. This install goes back to openSUSE 11.1, I’ve kept my openSUSE install updated via distribution upgrades from zypper, and also tried out experimental branches (read: KDE 4.4 when it was not stable as the KDE build repo indicates). Please gather full information before jumping on others and name-calling.

  10. This is not true. On a stock openSUSE 11.2 or 11.3 install, this is not the case. There is not even a pattern called “Mono Applications.”

    I would like to see the output of the OP’s “zypper lr -u” to see which repositories he has enabled.

  11. Thanks Sathya for bringing attention to the issue and providing your repository list.

    It seems the issue only manifests when using the Qt front-end to YaST (I do not see the issue with the GTK+ front-end, even when I have all of your repositories enabled).

    We’ve filed a bug to track the issue:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=621649

    I’d like to reiterate that in no way does openSUSE or Novell consider Mono or any of the Mono-based applications we ship by default in openSUSE proprietary by any means – it’s all OSI-licensed-approved open source/Free Software.

  12. Mono should be marked as proprietary, because if you don’t download it from novell then you can be sued.

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