issues installing Typo3 CMS 6.2 on SLES 12

Has anyone been successful in deploying Typo3 CMS 6.2 on SLES 12?

I have several issues:

[]mysql appears to be missing - we will need to opt for MariaDB
]Graphicsmagick is present in SLES 11 SDK, but is missing in SLES 12 SDK
[*]bzip2-devel cannot be found

In our team we already have doubts whether SLES12 is a good choice to host Typo3 …
One of our motivation to go from SLES11 to SLES12 is that SLES12 is offering PHP 5.5.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences, Thomas


1 - Correct it’s MariaDB now, see release notes, but I would not expect issues.

2 - If you can’t use an alternative, then the Build Service could be used to create your own rpm based on the ‘graphics’ repository version? or ask the maintainers to build a SLE 12 version for you?

3 - Naming convention, it’s there;

Information for package libbz2-devel:
Repository: SLE-SDK12-Pool for x86_64
Name: libbz2-devel
Version: 1.0.6-27.1129
Arch: x86_64
Vendor: SUSE LLC <>
Installed: No
Status: not installed
Installed Size: 19.3 KiB
Summary: The bzip2 runtime library development files
  The bzip2 runtime library development files.

A further note on point 2, you can use ImageMagick (version 6.8) which is present in SLE 12;

Information for package ImageMagick:
Repository: SLE-SDK12-Updates for x86_64
Name: ImageMagick


thanks very helpful!

Another Typo3 related question is whether there is a package php-opcache available: it should contain the that comes with 5.5 versions of PHP.

Regards, Thomas

You would need to raise an SR for that since php5-opcache isn’t there
for SLE 12.

Else there is a 5.5.14 version built by a user on OBS (unsupported);

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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