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    Default adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Hi,
    I am using openSUSE 11.0. I wish to add the 11.0 installation dvd as a repo in addition to updates, packman, oss and non-oss. But as i go through yast > software repositories > add > dvd, i get the error:
    Unable to save changes to the repository
    configuration:
    Details:
    Repository: Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
    History:
    - Can't copy /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000007/media: 1/media to /var/cache/zypp/raw/RepositoryjrPDq0
    - Can't provide media: 1/media : Can't copy /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000007/media: 1/media to /var/cache/zypp/raw/RepositoryjrPDq0

    Try again?
    Even if i try to edit this dvd repo, it keeps showing CD-ROM instead of DVD-ROM.

    I need the installation dvd as i wish to add kde 3.5 packages; and i do not have unlimited net facilities.

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Hi. As a workaround you can mount an iso image and try to use this as a repository. Or try to add the DVD to your repos with zypper. Good luck!

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Could someone tell me how to add a dvd repository using zypper? The commands
    Code:
    zypper ar /media/SU1100.001 and zypper -r /media/SU1100.001
    are giving an error.

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Hi. Maybe you should post the error message you received. In general you have to add an arbitrary alias name to the repo. Then it should work.
    Code:
    zypper ar repo alias

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Sounds like you have a faulty DVD. Why not add the ISO image from YaST? YaST > Software > Software Repositories, Add then select Local ISO image.

    PS: It goes without saying that you need the DVD in the drive when you do the add, you didn't forget that?

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Both of you are right. I had not given an alias to the repo and so zypper was not able to add the dvd repo. And i was not able to add the dvd through the gui as the dvd was faulty. But how could you be so confident so as to say that the dvd was faulty and that there was no problem with yast? I mean i thought that in such kind of problems one also supposes that there might be a bug...

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    samrat rao wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I am using openSUSE 11.0. I wish to add the 11.0 installation dvd as
    > a repo in addition to updates, packman, oss and non-oss. But as i go
    > through yast > software repositories > add > dvd, i get the error:> Unable to save changes to the repository
    >> configuration:

    [...]
    >
    > I need the installation dvd as i wish to add kde 3.5 packages; and i do
    > not have unlimited net facilities.
    >
    >

    If you have a enough space on the hard disk, you may want copy an image
    to it and free the optical drive.

    Have a look at:

    http://www.novell.com/communities/no...e-command-line

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    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Quote Originally Posted by samrat_rao View Post
    Both of you are right. I had not given an alias to the repo and so zypper was not able to add the dvd repo. And i was not able to add the dvd through the gui as the dvd was faulty. But how could you be so confident so as to say that the dvd was faulty and that there was no problem with yast? I mean i thought that in such kind of problems one also supposes that there might be a bug...
    Because adding the DVD as a "repo" is one of the first things the installer does when you do an install from DVD. Since thousands of people must have successfully installed from DVD, including myself, there isn't anything wrong with YaST. Those error messages suggest that the DVD could not be read and knowing how unreliable DVD+-Rs can be, the conclusion was in favour of a bad DVD.

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    Question Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    Hi, how do i add the dvd image (.iso) file on ftp location as repository? Thanks in advance

    -srikanth

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