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    Hi,

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    I'm trying to update my system, and i'm getting mostly 404's on software updates and trying to install software via the manager.

    This error is thrown:


    There was an error in the repository initialization.
    [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
    History:
    - SKIP request: User-requested skipping of a file
    - File '/repodata/repomd.xml' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Factory/openSUSE_11.1/'
    I pasted the URL in to my browser and see that its 404.

    If i change it to "1.2" it is found (along with repomd.xml)

    Index of /repositories/GNOME:/Factory/openSUSE_11.2

    I see that you can change the repository URL in "Configured Software Repositories" but it doesn't seem to prevent all the errors i am getting with on line and software updates.

    How can i change this, and why is the URL no longer valid?

    Many thanks.

    Regards, samwootton

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    Default Re: /repositories/GNOME:/Factory/openSUSE_11.1

    As 11.1 is not supported any more and 11.2 still is (like 11.3 and 11.4 will be there in a few days) I can understand those repos are gone.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: /repositories/GNOME:/Factory/openSUSE_11.1

    openSUSE 11.1 has passed its end of life
    http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime and all support and supporting repos
    has ended..

    except, there is an initiative to extend the lifetime on a best effort
    basis...read about that here: http://en.opensuse.org/Evergreen and
    here: http://www.google.com/search?q=site%....org+evergreen

    and, by the way, when you access any repo with 'factory' in the name
    you are pulling in code from the NEXT openSUSE..

    --
    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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    Default Re: /repositories/GNOME:/Factory/openSUSE_11.1

    Hi,

    Thank you to you both for your responses and help.

    So how can i edit the path for updates? How can i change it from 1.1 to 1.2, so it searches for new and correct updates?

    Whats the best thing for me to do?

    Many thanks.

    Regards, samwootton

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    Default Re: /repositories/GNOME:/Factory/openSUSE_11.1

    On 03/05/2011 07:06 PM, samwootton wrote:
    >
    > Whats the best thing for me to do?


    backup your data and do a fresh install of a supported version..

    some will tell you that you can upgrade, but i can't tell you
    how...but google probably can.....maybe..

    --
    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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    Thanks. Good advice. I found this:

    How To Upgrade To openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 | Liberian Geek - Tutorials for Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora and Windows Users!

    Seems like its worth a go :]

    Regards, samwootton

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    On 03/05/2011 08:06 PM, samwootton wrote:
    >
    > Seems like its worth a go :]


    don't forget the part about *backup*

    --
    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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