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    - Is there any certain repositories that one should set up when installing a clean opensuse 11.2? To the best of my knowledge everything is pretty much good to go, w/ the exception of packman, which I really should get set up. Do i have this right?

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    The perceived wisdom among experienced Suse users is the fewer repo's the better. It's recommended that only OSS, Non-OSS, Updates & Packman are enabled. Anything else you need like the Nvidia driver for example you should enable the repo', install what you need and then disable or remove it. This should provide optimum stability and longevity.

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    okay, you just open a whole world of question, can you retort? :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by subcook69420 View Post
    okay, you just open a whole world of question, can you retort? :-)
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    How do you mean, a whole world of questions?
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    "this should provided optimum stability and longevity". Why, How, Etc. Is it because its just another backround process to update? .....

    ...why wouldn't I do that w/ Packman?



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    Just to clarify, all you should need is:
    oss, non-oss, update, packman

    Possibly a video driver repo (or manually install it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by subcook69420 View Post
    "this should provided optimum stability and longevity". Why, How, Etc. Is it because its just another backround process to update? .....

    ...why wouldn't I do that w/ Packman?



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    Too many repos can give you conflicting packages, wrong supplier of certain packages, etc. There is no background process by added a repo until you run an update. It's just plain 'cleaner' and more stable to use the recommended repo's listed above.
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    okay,

    I have just successfully integrated packman as a repo, and installed a several things via the command line.

    1. exactly what is packman, why does everyone recommend i get it, and is it specifically for playing media? I have what I need, should I delte it now, from what I hear that answer would be , no. but why do I need it, shall I pay attention to it at any given time? I'm very lost with the whole repo topic, please understand.

    2. What is "zypper"? i know its obviously a utility for linux, guessing for any distro/flavor, but would I be wrong in always using it as a downloading utility? I ended up installing everything that I did through the CL. Basically read it off of a link, earlier provided on this thread". i mean, yeah its great that I did it, but what is it worth if I don't know what/how/etc it worked. What is zypper, what does it mean, and what does the "in' part mean, (i.e, the command is [ zypper in .....] )

    as always, thanks in advance, and please show mercy, I'm new :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by subcook69420 View Post
    okay,

    I have just successfully integrated packman as a repo, and installed a several things via the command line.

    1. exactly what is packman, why does everyone recommend i get it, and is it specifically for playing media? I have what I need, should I delte it now, from what I hear that answer would be , no. but why do I need it, shall I pay attention to it at any given time? I'm very lost with the whole repo topic, please understand.

    2. What is "zypper"? i know its obviously a utility for linux, guessing for any distro/flavor, but would I be wrong in always using it as a downloading utility? I ended up installing everything that I did through the CL. Basically read it off of a link, earlier provided on this thread". i mean, yeah its great that I did it, but what is it worth if I don't know what/how/etc it worked. What is zypper, what does it mean, and what does the "in' part mean, (i.e, the command is [ zypper in .....] )

    as always, thanks in advance, and please show mercy, I'm new :-)


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    1. Packman : Supplies particularly multimedia packages for openSUSE and some other distros
    No need to remove it, why disadvantage yourself

    2. zypper: Is a package management utility.
    Zypper/Usage/11.2 - openSUSE
    or man:zypper in konqueror
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