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    Default Resetting all repos to "defaults"?

    I'm a recent openSUSE convert; I've been a BSD and Debian guy for years.

    Then, over the last weekend, I burned a Live CD of KDE 3 / 10.3, and the rest was history. I've managed to fix my audio, tweak the video, and get most of the things taken care of that I wanted to.

    However:

    I'm on a laptop with wireless, and it was inaccessable during 'update' time, and as such, for some reason I never did get any repos.

    I read the docs and added several specific repos, and everything seems to be OK, but:

    I also installed smart and setup a metric buttload of repos for that, because I really can't stand YaST or zypper. These are obviously different repositories for several packages, and can cause inconsistancies.

    What can I do to either clean/match these, or set a priority so if I already have a package installed by (other package management), it will not attempt to force a downgrade/upgrade unless I specifically ask it to?

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    Default Re: Resetting all repos to "defaults"?

    neptho wrote:
    > I'm a recent openSUSE convert; I've been a BSD and Debian guy for
    > years.
    >
    > Then, over the last weekend, I burned a Live CD of KDE 3 / 10.3, and
    > the rest was history. I've managed to fix my audio, tweak the video,
    > and get most of the things taken care of that I wanted to.
    >
    > However:
    >
    > I'm on a laptop with wireless, and it was inaccessable during 'update'
    > time, and as such, for some reason I never did get any repos.
    >
    > I read the docs and added several specific repos, and everything seems
    > to be OK, but:
    >
    > I also installed smart and setup a metric buttload of repos for that,
    > because I really can't stand YaST or zypper. These are obviously
    > different repositories for several packages, and can cause
    > inconsistancies.
    >
    > What can I do to either clean/match these, or set a priority so if I
    > already have a package installed by (other package management), it will
    > not attempt to force a downgrade/upgrade unless I specifically ask it
    > to?
    >
    >


    Better do not mix different managers. Either stick with smart, or use
    zypper/yast. In 10.3, with the latest zypper updates, it is not so bad.
    I still prefer smart and I use it on one of my installs, but on the
    other one I stick with zypper, and it is OK as well - especially if you
    use it from cli (I hate these refresh boxes in the gui).

    For zypper someone recommended and I followed the approach to disable
    auto refreshing for all repos, and to schedule a cron job with zypper up
    for early morning. Then even the gui is not so bad

    To synchronize the repos used by both smart and zypper, use the cli to
    list the repos for each of them, and edit accordingly - because the GUIs
    will insist to be the only ones who hold a lock on the rpm database - at
    least that was the problem I faced in the past.

    Cheers
    Sunny

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