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  1. #1

    Default software manager question

    greetings,

    Warning: noob question.

    I have a recently installed openSUSE 11.2. I am attempting to install from the openSUSE source repository with the Software Manager. By default this repository is not enabled, so I opened the configuration window and enabled it. Although the repository is enabled, Software Manager does not populate the Package Listing panel with available package and hence I cannot install source RPM packages. I can, however, access the repository via HTTP and download packages although I don't yet know how to install individual packages.

    The repository URL as preconfigured in Software Manager is:

    Index of /source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss

    Again, Software Manager seems not to access this repository but I can access it directly via HTTP.

    Any help?

    TIA!

  2. #2
    palladium NNTP User

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    fosdex wrote:
    > greetings,
    >
    > Warning: noob question.
    >
    > I have a recently installed openSUSE 11.2. I am attempting to install
    > from the openSUSE source repository with the Software Manager. By
    > default this repository is not enabled, so I opened the configuration
    > window and enabled it. Although the repository is enabled, Software
    > Manager does not populate the Package Listing panel with available
    > package and hence I cannot install source RPM packages. I can, however,
    > access the repository via HTTP and download packages although I don't
    > yet know how to install individual packages.
    >
    > The repository URL as preconfigured in Software Manager is:
    >
    > 'Index of /source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss'
    > (http://download.opensuse.org/source/...11.2/repo/oss/)
    >
    > Again, Software Manager seems not to access this repository but I can
    > access it directly via HTTP.
    >
    > Any help?
    >
    > TIA!
    >
    >


    1. did you get your install media from
    http://software.opensuse.org/112/en ? if not where?
    2. did you check the md5sum of the downloaded iso?
    3. burn the disk as slow as you can?
    4. use good media?
    5. do this http://tinyurl.com/yajm2aq before install attempt?
    6. did you install 11.2 while connected to the internet?
    7. did you have any errors during install?

    i ask because by default the community supplied install media, *if*
    100% perfect, will install YaST with three repos active: oss, non-oss
    and update...and, during install will connect to the repos and bring
    your system fully up to date..

    if yours was not STOP! something is WRONG

    if you answered "no" (or "don't know") to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 then see
    the following cites, and if we can help further, please ask because we
    want you to be successful:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Download_Help
    http://tinyurl.com/yhf65pv
    http://tinyurl.com/ycly3eg

    don't go downloading a bunch of individual packages....lets get yast
    fixed!!

    --
    palladium

  3. #3

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    Thanks for the response palladin!

    >1. did you get your install media from
    http://software.opensuse.org/112/en ? if not where?

    Yes, via direct download.

    >2. did you check the md5sum of the downloaded iso?

    Yes, all good. Used the install dvd.

    >3. burn the disk as slow as you can?

    Burn good via multiple checks.

    >4. use good media?

    Yup.

    >5. do this http://tinyurl.com/yajm2aq before install attempt?

    Yes, did media check plus memory check before install.

    >6. did you install 11.2 while connected to the internet?

    Yup.

    >7. did you have any errors during install?

    None, installation was smooth as silk.

    >i ask because by default the community supplied install media, *if*
    >100% perfect, will install YaST with three repos active: oss, non-oss
    >and update...and, during install will connect to the repos and bring
    >your system fully up to date..

    That it did, no issue.

    >don't go downloading a bunch of individual packages....lets get yast
    >fixed!!

    Agreed.

    Again, what I did was open Software Manager, clicked on the drop-down box in the upper left that reads "Groups" then selected "Repositories".

    Next I selected the source repository listed, but not enabled as:

    openSUSE-11.2-Source
    http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/

    then clicked on the "Edit" button which took me to the "Configure Software Repositories" scree. Under "Properties" I checked "Enable" - the "Automatically Refresh" checkbox was already checked. Clicked on "OK" and was sent back to the Software Manager screen. Software Manager appeared to update but no packages list in the for the source repository.

    That's where I'm at now. Connected directly to the repo via HTTP just to make sure it was there.

    Also, the system has a constant internet connect via DSL (working fine).

    Thanks.

  4. #4

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    More info...

    Just in the off chance that something was amiss with the preconfigured (but not enabled) source repository, I went into the Configured Software Repositories screen and deleted the source repository. I then added the source repository back and clicked ok.
    It appeared for a moment that YaST was reading the added repository when the following error dialog popped up:

    Download failed:
    File '/content.key' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/'
    History:
    -[AbstractCommand.cc:195] URI=http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/content.key

    This is probably the problem but I have no idea what it means. If I go into Software Manager the source repository is present and enabled but still shows no package content.

    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: software manager question

    You don't need the source repo enabled

    Please post result of

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    And we will give you instructions to correct your setup
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    Okay, here's the output from zypper lr -d:

    Code:
    # | Alias                               | Name                        | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type     | URI                                                             | Service
    --+-------------------------------------+-----------------------------+---------+---------+----------+----------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | PK_TMP_DIR                          | PK_TMP_DIR                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | plaindir | dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.G9W6zs                                    |        
    2 | http-download.opensuse.org-98662160 | Updates for openSUSE 11.2-0 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/                       |        
    3 | openSUSE 11.2-0                     | openSUSE 11.2-0             | Yes     | No      |   99     | yast2    | cd:///                                                          |        
    4 | openSUSE-11.2-Source                | openSUSE-11.2-Source        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ |        
    5 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-11.2-Debug         | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE     | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/  |        
    6 | repo-non-oss                        | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss/    |        
    7 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-11.2-Oss           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/        |

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    Default Re: software manager question

    OK
    What is repo #1??

    From a su - terminal do the following

    Code:
    zypper mr -d 1
    Code:
    zypper mr -d 3
    Code:
    zypper mr -d 4
    Code:
    zypper up
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  8. #8
    palladium NNTP User

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    caf4926 wrote:

    > What is repo #1??


    here is my wild *guess*: it is the remnants of an interrupted download
    install session by YaST..(if it had been allowed to complete it would
    have automatically have deleted that temporary local repo only used
    _during_ that process..

    to fosdex: sometimes YaST might appear hung, but it is actually
    working in the background...for maybe five minutes or, depending on
    the network traffic and etc, maybe 25 minutes--especially for the
    initial updating from what is on the install disk to the latest and
    greatest--so, do NOT kill it...just go and run a few miles (or
    whatever) give it time to complete its duty..

    fosdex, i suggest you do this: 'Clear Temp Files at Boot - openSUSE
    Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/yzmzp5b) to clean out that area..

    --
    palladium

  9. #9

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    greetings...

    to caf4926: I ran zypper at the command line as you recommended and it disabled the repos and updated with no problem. However, the SUSE 11.2 Source repository is again disabled and I need to enable it and get it to update so I can download/install source packages. What is your recommendation to accomplish this? I tried it from the Software Manager GUI as I mentioned previously and got the error that it could not find the file "/content.key" and bailed out so I suppose what I did was not correct.

    to palladium: Thanks much for the input regarding clearing the /tmp directory. I implemented it posty hasty...I hate **** laying around...too easy to step in!

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    Can you tell me exactly what you want to install please
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