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    Default Difference between directories mozilla and mozilla: ?

    Warning! This is a dummy's question!

    I already tried to read the OBS documentation, but did not understand much...

    What is the difference between what's in
    Index of /repositories/Education
    and in
    Index of /repositories/Education:
    (mind the column at the end)
    ???
    In fact the question could also be between
    Index of /repositories/mozilla
    and
    Index of /repositories/mozilla:
    or any such pair

    Which one should a normal opensuse user just wanting to have the latest versions use as a repo for yast ?

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    Default Re: Difference between directories mozilla and mozilla: ?

    You would use this
    Index of /repositories/Education

    and
    Index of /repositories/mozilla

    The contents explain themselves, just drill down the directory, you'll see.
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    Default Re: Difference between directories mozilla and mozilla: ?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    The contents explain themselves, just drill down the directory, you'll see.
    I already did it, before posting this thread, on some pair examples.
    I saw that directories with a column tend to contain not only versions for opensuse but also for other distros, while directories without columns tend to contain only packages for the various versions of opensuse.
    However I also saw that the latest version (for opensuse 11.1, say) was not necessarily in subdirectories of the directory with a column but also sometimes in the 11.1 subdirectory of the directory without column, so that it is not clear for me which one is most appropriate from a user's point of view !

    If the difference would be so simple as to express it in a sentence, you would have told me it instead of your answer, wouldn't you ? (same time wasted...)
    After all, we use KDE: and not KDE !...

    PS: I already asked the same question in the French forum alionet and I can tell you that I am not the only one not having a clear idea of the answer!

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    Default Re: Difference between directories mozilla and mozilla: ?

    Actually, I don't tend to recommend their use unless essential to your requirements.
    If you go to Yast - Software - Repositories
    Add
    Select Community option
    It will offer the correct ones.

    But too many users are adding them indiscriminately and suffering as a result.
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    Default Re: Difference between directories mozilla and mozilla: ?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Actually, I don't tend to recommend their use unless essential to your requirements.
    If you go to Yast - Software - Repositories
    Add
    Select Community option
    It will offer the correct ones.
    - I recognize the value of having these suggestions for community packages, however I need (for work) scientific libraries or software that are not always up to date or present in oss, nor in the opensuse Education project, so that I am interested in science or science:
    - I noticed that all of the download.opensuse.org repos recommended have a ":" column in their name (except the one for games). however in science: you find a mirror of Scientific Linux with few packages (some of them being in oss), while in science/openSUSE_11.1/x86_64/ you find much more and you also find a science/openSUSE_FACTORY repo...

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    But too many users are adding them indiscriminately and suffering as a result.
    I DO agree with you but not everything is in these recommended community repos...

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