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    Default Repositories: What is in them?

    I would like to know what is in a repo like education
    Education repositories - openSUSE
    Or any other repo for that matter

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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    Simple answer: Repositories contain packages (RPMs) with useful software including applications, utilities, and libraries. Read this:

    Repositories

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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    The education repository contains a lot of programs which would be of interest to pupils at various ages which are not included in the standard repos. The Li-f-e distro which is produced by the education team also includes LTSP; so I assume it will include software relevant to LTSP.

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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    Thanks Deano and John.

    Deano I actually slogged through most of the links you posted before asking my question.

    Is there a list somewhere that says in Repo XYZ you will find the following programs.
    If not, would something like that not be useful?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    When you are subscribed to the repos, you can use YaST > Software > Soiftware management and then fromn the View choose Repositories. Then you have at left a list of repos, click on them and right you see all the packaeges in that repos.

    When you are not subscribed, use a browser to go to the URL. There you see all the packages.

    When you are looking for the repos that has packages for a product you want, use Webpin and/or software.opensuse.org: Search Results.
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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    Is there a list somewhere that says in Repo XYZ you will find the following programs.
    If not, would something like that not be useful?
    Good question (maybe others have ideas about this). Not quite answering your question in the way you may have anticipated, I'll offer the following (apologies in advance if this doesn't add to your knowledge)...

    Well, just to start with, users are is not recommended to have too many repos enabled concurrently. As the oldcpu has stated many times

    My recommendation to complete newbie's to openSUSE is to ignore all that talk that you refereed to, and DEFINITELY read that concepts link above, and only pay attention to the repositories you are wondering about when one is at least an average to above average user. Until then stick with the following 4 repositories:

    * OSS - the main "official" open source (free software as per free software foundation definition of free) repository for openSUSE
    * NON-OSS - the "official" non-opensource (free as in free beer, but not free as per free software foundation definition free) repository for openSUSE
    * Update - the "official" repository with updates to OSS and Non-OSS for openSUSE
    * Packman - the largest 3rd party repository of openSUSE packaged rpms, with non-crippled media players, codecs, games, and many other packaged applications
    However, various users may have need for software not contained in these repos, but in some other 3rd-party repo instead. Now, if you want to know which repo may contain program 'abc' that you've heard of, then a good way to search online for a possible repo containing a pre-built openSUSE package is via

    software.opensuse.org: Search Results

    From there its a simple matter to add the repo and install the required package(s).

    Of course, within the group of repositories you have already enabled, you can use the YaST software management utility to search for software by name, or by categroy for example.

    Edit: And in the time I took to think and type, Henk has written a clear and concise answer
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 26-Oct-2010 at 02:03. Reason: More info

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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    @ deano_ferrari: But yours is has some usefull additions to mine.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Repositories: What is in them?

    Thank you Gentleman.


    I appreciate your help!

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