Qubes equivalence to Yast : any Suse user here?

Bonjour, hello,
As a Suse user for decades, (and Mandrak before that) I’m used to Yast for package management, install, remove, upgrade, etc …
I want to install programs like Kontact (kmail) and VLC, and Kleopatra and Brave and … and other soft like managing eBook library
-as you can see I’m a KDE formatted user, and I don’t know s**t other than Suse-

What would be the equivalent to Yast, or the cmd line equivalent to Zypper, zypper in, zypper up, zypper addrepo packman, etc …

Thks !
Èric

So I take it that I have to learn two “new” languages,

  • sudo Zypper in <PACKAGE_NAME> on Suse,
  • is sudo dnf install <PACKAGE_NAME> on Fedora,
  • and sudo apt install <PACKAGE_NAME> on Debian
    That’s for the cmd line interface.
    What about GUI ? Is there an equivalent to YAST on either Debian, or Fedora, or Whonix ?

What about GUI ? Is there an equivalent to YAST on either Debian, or
Fedora, or Whonix ?

@deeplow recently commented on qubes-issue #6310

I can confirm dnfdragora works> without any extra modifications
(it is likely a true wrapper for dnf). I can also confirm that for
debian-based distros synaptic works as well (since it’s just an
aptitude wrapper)

For both of these, the user experience in not great, but I believe
it’s better than a terminal for novice users.

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Yeaah ! Thks a lot ! @Sven and @deeplow
Of course, the easiest way for me would be to get rid of debian and fedora and install Suse, but then … why bother with Qubes right ?
Ok, so … for now, and while I’m learning all over from scratch the codes for Deb and Fed,
How do I install dnfdragora in Fedora, and Synaptic in Debian ?
I’ve opened the regular Personal cmd and typed sudo and install dnfdragora but nothing happen, system error can’t find the package

Arrfff silly newbe …
I tried with a cmd line in the template (rather than the VM) and hop ! Install works !
I’ve also sent a cmd for sudo apt/dnf install kontact and I see that fedora is much faster than debian like twice almost three times faster
While on the other hand, I find Synaptic (Debian) much faster than dnfdragora (fedora) on search and install VLC

How do I install dnfdragora in Fedora, and Synaptic in Debian ?

sudo apt install synaptic

sudo dnf install dnfdragora

I checked synaptic (via sudo apt search synaptic on debian), and used a
search engine for dnfdragora since I don’t run any fedora qubes. It
appears that at least fedora-32 should have it. You can also use sudo
dnf search dnfdragora to look for the packet.

Thks a lot, Sven, again !