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    Default SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    If you have a machine running SLED 11, can it grab updates from the opensuse repos?
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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    Ramkatral adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 31 Jul 2009 02:46 to write:

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    > If you have a machine running SLED 11, can it grab updates from the
    > opensuse repos?
    >
    >


    Looking at your sig I would not even try :-)

    If you have customised it so much that you are using a .31 kernel and
    everything related to that then you are far more advanced than the 11.1
    repo`s.

    What do you "need" from the OpenSuSE repo`s?

    I suppose you could always add them and try a dry run to see what would
    happen. but be careful it could totally b0rk your system if you do not make
    100% sure before clicking accept.


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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    Eh, I wasn't referring to this machine. The studio built SLED 11 base I run here has allowed me to access any repo I want. I was just talking about a vanilla SLED 11 system. And why, you ask? Because access to SLED repos is expensive.
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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    Ramkatral adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 31 Jul 2009 21:46 to write:

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    > Eh, I wasn't referring to this machine. The studio built SLED 11 base I
    > run here has allowed me to access any repo I want. I was just talking
    > about a vanilla SLED 11 system. And why, you ask? Because access to
    > SLED repos is expensive.
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    >



    In that case I plead ignorance I have never run SLED ( well I did use the
    original version for testing many moons ago )

    I suppose the only way to find out is either try and see or ask in the SLED
    groups.


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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    i've never run SLED either, but if i were in charge of the Novell code
    base i am SURE that hooking SLED to the openSUSE repo would NOT
    work...not even a little bit!!

    can you figure out why?

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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    goldie adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 01 Aug 2009 08:00 to write:

    > i've never run SLED either, but if i were in charge of the Novell code
    > base i am SURE that hooking SLED to the openSUSE repo would NOT
    > work...not even a little bit!!
    >
    > can you figure out why?
    >


    Yep I know the consequences, that it invalidates all support and stuff, but
    it is possible to run SLED without support (IIRC as it is a long time since
    I used it).

    I don`t understand why anyone would want to do what the OP wants but hey I
    only answered his Q :-)

    Why he does not just use the full blown OpenSuSE is up to him.

    Cheers for the comment though, I did mean to state that in my original
    answer but was a bit short of time.

    As always people who take note of the drivel I spout sometimes should also
    take note of my sig

    ;-)

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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    i didn't intend to indicate that your answer was wrong, or even
    incomplete...it is just that the poster was asking if he could update
    SLED without paying, and my point was if *i* had control that would be
    impossible..

    whether it IS possible or not, i don't know and i don't intend to help
    him or anyone else to run SLED past the 'trial time' without paying to
    do so..

    but, if he wants to try he is just one crack, reinstall, or success
    from finding out..

    then if he wants to set up the work-around on a cracker site that is
    between him, Novell and the laws of his land and/or international law..

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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    In the past, some SLED 10 users added openSUSE repositories to provide them access with a wide range of packages. The SLED repositories are a bit limited in scope when it comes to actual desktop users, so this was an alternative to provide them with a wider selection of software.

    That said, I don't see why Novell would change that. Keep in mind though, that any system and security updates probably won't work on your system as they weren't designed with SLED in mind.

    If all you want to do is just have access to more software, I don't think it would be much of a problem to adding the openSUSE repos. If you are instead trying to run SLED without having to pay subscription costs for bug and security updates, your best bet would be to scrap SLED and just run openSUSE. Also keep in mind that adding openSUSE repositories would probably invalidate any support you could receive.
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    Default Re: SLED 11 + opensuse 11.1 repo?

    Quote Originally Posted by srschifano
    In the past, some SLED 10 users added openSUSE repositories to provide
    them access with a wide range of packages. The SLED repositories are a
    bit limited in scope when it comes to actual desktop users, so this was
    an alternative to provide them with a wider selection of software.

    That said, I don't see why Novell would change that. Keep in mind
    though, that any system and security updates probably won't work on your
    system as they weren't designed with SLED in mind.

    If all you want to do is just have access to more software, I don't
    think it would be much of a problem to adding the openSUSE repos. If
    you are instead trying to run SLED without having to pay subscription
    costs for bug and security updates, your best bet would be to scrap SLED
    and just run openSUSE. Also keep in mind that adding openSUSE
    repositories would probably invalidate any support you could receive.
    Hi
    When using SLED 10,SP1 and SP2, I used the rpms from
    http://www.pcc-services.com/sled10_rpms.html

    With SLED11, I just went and brought the fluendo codecs and fluendo dvd
    player so all is great from the media side. Could also upload them when
    building a iso on SuseStudio as well

    I tend to use the additional SDK and use the OBS for the rest I need
    which is currently 58 from the sam report.

    SLED also works out cheaper if I was buying boxed sets every release
    I just get a boxed set when I renew my SLED subscription which this
    time should work out about the 11.2 release.

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