SLES 11: Where is my beloved htop?

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In my Linux career I started more than 10 years ago with SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). In more recent years I have switched more and more to Debian and Ubuntu systems for Linux servers.

However on my new job I come across some SLES servers again and although zypper is an ok alternative to Debian's apt, the original and supported repositories still lacks a lot of packages.

For example htop. Wait, what?! htop? It's not part of the official repo? Meh...

In order to install htop on a SLES 11, one has to add a third party repository first. For this I chose the server:monitoring repository.

zypper ar
Adding repository 'Server Monitoring Software (SLE_11_SP3)' [done]
Repository 'Server Monitoring Software (SLE_11_SP3)' successfully added
Enabled: Yes
Autorefresh: No
GPG check: Yes

zypper se htop
Refreshing service 'SDKs'.

New repository or package signing key received:
Key ID: A5C23697EE454F98
Key Name: server:monitoring OBS Project <>
Key Fingerprint: 8F3BC8EFF549CDCDA918D981A5C23697EE454F98
Key Created: Fri Apr 18 18:35:12 2014
Key Expires: Sun Jun 26 18:35:12 2016
Repository: Server Monitoring Software (SLE_11_SP3)

Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? [r/t/a/? shows all options] (r): a
Building repository 'Server Monitoring Software (SLE_11_SP3)' cache [done]
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name             | Summary                              | Type      
  | htop             | Interactive Process Viewer for Linux | package   
  | htop             | Interactive Process Viewer for Linux | srcpackage
  | htop-debuginfo   | Debug information for package htop   | package   
  | htop-debugsource | Debug sources for package htop       | package   

zypper in htop
Refreshing service 'SDKs'.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following NEW package is going to be installed:

1 new package to install.
Overall download size: 83.0 KiB. After the operation, additional 179.0 KiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
Retrieving package htop-1.0.3-1.1.x86_64 (1/1), 83.0 KiB (179.0 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving: htop-1.0.3-1.1.x86_64.rpm [done]
Installing: htop-1.0.3-1.1 [done]

Go the extra mile...

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franzi from zurich wrote on Nov 5th, 2018:

cool one! many thx !

Vera from wrote on Feb 16th, 2018:

Thanks alot!