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Thread: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

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    Default Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    Hmmm - I just checked my repository list to make sure I was keeping extra repositories out of the regular lineup ("enabled"). I noticed something - somehow I have two, and sometimes 3, of what seem to be the same repository - with slight differentiation in the URL.

    Example: the OSS repository. Exists as -

    URL: Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss
    URL: Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss
    URL: Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss/suse

    How much difference will the small syntax differences make? I would guess that, of the first two, either should be equally effective. The third, with the /suse, could be significantly different, but I don't know the logic of the repository layout. I'm sure somebody knows, and will help educate me.

    BTW, I did a search on the forums for a similar question, and got too much stuff. I couldn't think of a good way to filter the results down.
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    Default Re: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    All three point to the DVD repository. The first two are Yast2 repositories, the third is a RPM metadata repository. The Yast format is mainly for CDs/DVDs, while the metadata format has information about the packages in XML form. You can easily remove two of these.

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    Default Re: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    This is weird, one of them didn't display the same way it was entered. Fixed.
    Quote Originally Posted by spokesinger View Post
    Ok, tho, you say they are variants of the same repo, and it is therefore acceptable to remove dupes.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    shouldn't the prime question be: HOW did three *different* URLs get
    entered and enabled?

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    Default Re: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    Ah! I actually know the answer to that one! Or some of it.

    I reset the priority of some repos, as recommended elsewhere on these forums. Doing this, for some reason, made some packages (while installing) to look for the OEM repos and not find them, so they requested the factory repos be activated. My response to that is "Hey, np, checkbox yes".

    Or maybe it wasn't because I reset the repo priority, but some other reason, idk. For whatever, new packages wanted the factory repos again, and with slightly different syntax. I thought this rather strange, which led me to looking at the repo list, and ultimately to me taking up space with this thread!

    LOL!

    Now, if you want to tell me why those packages requested repos that were already listed, I'm listening!
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    palladium NNTP User

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    > Now, if you want to tell me why those packages requested repos that
    > were already listed, I'm listening!


    sorry, i can't answer that one...and, in fact i thought you were gonna
    say that the extra repos came from using 1-Click Install
    buttons...because i have a theory that a high percentage of the
    problems encountered by new folks (and soon thereafter by people here
    trying to help with problems) are directly related to too many repos
    left enabled by users (without help) and the one clicks..

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    Default Re: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    Hmmmm - could be related to "One-clicks". I've done a few installs from there, and I don't recall which installs it was.

    And, certainly problems can arise from "too many repos". As to "most", well, I couldn't say.

    However, seems to me that the install package should work the same, whether you activate it thru "One-click", or onboard prog.

    What I have to wonder is if somebody is coding in the rpm a particular repo name or URL that is just ever so slightly diff from the default. Just my thought about how such a thing could happen.
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    Default Re: Repositories: Same repository with different URLs?

    spokesinger wrote:
    > What I have to wonder is if somebody is coding in the rpm a particular
    > repo name or URL that is just ever so slightly diff from the default.
    > Just my thought about how such a thing could happen.


    i think it is in the coding of the "one-clicks"..

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    Me too, I'm for unchecking the checkbox for "keeping subscribed to these repos". Saw a repolist with half of the /home: repos in it.
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    Knurpht wrote:
    > Me too, I'm for unchecking the checkbox for "keeping subscribed to these
    > repos". Saw a repolist with half of the /home: repos in it.



    shouldn't it be default UNchecked....and, the check box listed in TINY
    text...at the bottom where it probably will not be seen?

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