Quote Originally Posted by AAEBHolding View Post
Please, can you brief describe why using zypper isn't the best way? I don't understand your note. I am using zypper for MySQL and this works perfectly - each time a new version is available I update MySQL running zypper update.
Not about using zypper, anything from the openSUSE Build Service is technically unsupported, so if you raise a Service Request for a bug report etc it may declined, if you use packages from SUSE Package Hub, your system will still be supported. See https://packagehub.suse.com/#features

If the package your after is not on Package Hub, you can always ask the maintainers to push the package to Package Hub so you can then have a supported system