It may help to start by explaining a few things leading up to this moment.
First, when was the machine built, and by whom? Not having zypper is very
unusual for SLES 11, and while it could have been removed, or a JeOS
(prounounced “juice”) version may not come with it, that’s strange and you
should know, or find out, why.
Next, you mentioned “[your] machine”, but does that mean you built it, or
it is one of thousands in your environment that you are now taking over,
or something else?
People do not often install zypper just for fun, but it seems likely you
want to do something with it. What is your ultimate goal, or are you just
Finally, SLES 11 SP1 is ancient; SLES 11 SP4 was the last, wit SLES 12 SP
1 2 and 3 following (SP4 in beta), and now SLES 15 is current. If you are
planning for next things to do, upgrading is probably something you should
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