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    Hi,

    My netbook is still running on openSUSE 11.2, which has started to refuse updates recently. It appears that the following repositories are now empty:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...1.2:/Contrib/]
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.2/

    Disabling those repo solved my update problem, but I was wondering where could I find information about why those two were shut-down while other '11.2' repo are still on.

    Thank you

    Sebastien

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    Support for openSUSE 11.2 is slowly going away. Read the following for more information:

    Dear opensuse-security-announce subscribers and openSUSE users,

    SUSE Security announces that the SUSE Security Team will stop
    releasing updates for openSUSE 11.2 soon.
    Having provided security-relevant fixes for the last two releases
    and two months, we will stop releasing updates after May 12th 2011.

    Discussions on whether a community driven extension of the maintenance
    like Evergreen for openSUSE 11.1 are ongoing.

    As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.2 distribution directory on our
    server download.opensuse.org will be removed from /distribution/11.2/
    to free space on our mirror sites. The 11.2 directory in the update tree
    /update/11.2 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.

    Also the openSUSE buildservice repositories containing openSUSE 11.2
    will be moved to DISCONTINUEDpenSUSE:11.2 and building against
    openSUSE 11.2 will be disabled in all buildservice projects.

    The discontinuation of openSUSE 11.2 enables us to focus on the openSUSE
    distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that our users can
    continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with
    openSUSE products.

    This announcement holds true for openSUSE 11.2 only. As usual, the
    openSUSE project will continue to provide update packages for the
    following products:

    openSUSE 11.3 (supported until approximately Jan 15th 2012)
    openSUSE 11.4 (supported until approximately Sep 15th 2012)
    openSUSE Next (naming is discussed currently) (currently in development,
    to be released in November 2011)
    for the next two openSUSE releases plus a two months overlap period.


    Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products
    and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system
    are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.

    Our openSUSE lifetimes are tracked on Lifetime - openSUSE .

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    of our Enterprise Products please visit Novell Support | Support Lifecycle
    and Novell Support | Support Lifecycle
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    pomchip wrote:

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > My netbook is still running on openSUSE 11.2, which has started to
    > refuse updates recently. It appears that the following repositories are
    > now empty:
    > http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...1.2:/Contrib/]
    > http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.2/
    >
    > Disabling those repo solved my update problem, but I was wondering
    > where could I find information about why those two were shut-down while
    > other '11.2' repo are still on.
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > Sebastien
    >

    openSUSE 11.2 is end of life, the other repositories will sooner or later (I
    guess sooner than later) also disappear.
    You should update to 11.3 or 11.4.

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    ION | 3GB Ram

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    Thanks guys,

    I had the feeling that was the reason. I did not update my netbook to 11.3 because 11.3 had a longer boot time on my desktop than 11.2. I haven't found time to test 11.4 yet... do you know if 11.4 has a faster boot time?

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    Will Honea NNTP User

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    pomchip wrote:

    >
    > Thanks guys,
    >
    > I had the feeling that was the reason. I did not update my netbook to
    > 11.3 because 11.3 had a longer boot time on my desktop than 11.2. I
    > haven't found time to test 11.4 yet... do you know if 11.4 has a faster
    > boot time?


    From a purely subjective impression, 11.4 is faster than 11.3 IF you use
    the preload and the machine has the speed and memory to take advantage. On
    an old 900Mhz 512Mb Celeron machine, it's actually faster from power on to
    ready to disable the preload while the 3600+ AMD X2 box is much faster with
    the preload. Both are faster with 11.4 over 11.3 and my recollection was
    that 11.3 was noticably faster than 11.2 so that's all subjective. It
    doesn't seem to jibe with your comments - maybe you need to look at a
    sleep/hibernate option vs. full shutdown when when it's feasible?

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    Will Honea wrote:

    > From a purely subjective impression, 11.4 is faster than 11.3 IF you use
    > the preload and the machine has the speed and memory to take advantage.
    > On an old 900Mhz 512Mb Celeron machine, it's actually faster from power on
    > to ready to disable the preload while the 3600+ AMD X2 box is much faster
    > with
    > the preload. Both are faster with 11.4 over 11.3 and my recollection was
    > that 11.3 was noticably faster than 11.2 so that's all subjective. It
    > doesn't seem to jibe with your comments - maybe you need to look at a
    > sleep/hibernate option vs. full shutdown when when it's feasible?
    >

    This corresponds to my own experience (very subjective feeling without
    thorough benchmarking). On the Eee PC I had first 11.3, since I installed
    11.4 it seems a bit more snappy and the boot feels faster (this is very
    vague I know).

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    ION | 3GB Ram

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