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    Default Missing Factory Repository - Problems running updates.

    Whenever I run updates, I get this error:

    Code:
    File '/repodata/repomd.xml' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/openSUSE_12.1/'
    I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this message here, but it seems like the best match. It looks like this repo is no longer available if you browse for it in a web browser.

    If this repo is no longer available, how can I find out which packages are installed in it? I try the following

    Code:
    zypper pa -iR openSUSE:Factory:Contri
    That does not work, because I get the same error as above. I'd like to find out which packages are installed using this now no longer available and hopefully do a vendor switch if I can. Using the gui app for repositories also does not work because it can't get the metadata.

    Thanks,
    greenaj

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    Default Re: Missing Factory Repository - Problems running updates.

    if you open YAST and in the Software Management ->Repositories tab I think you should see all your repositories and the packages that were installed from each repository. Can you try that? At least that's my understanding of how Yast will organize the packages. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenaj View Post
    Whenever I run updates, I get this error:

    Code:
    File '/repodata/repomd.xml' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/openSUSE_12.1/'
    I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this message here, but it seems like the best match. It looks like this repo is no longer available if you browse for it in a web browser.

    If this repo is no longer available, how can I find out which packages are installed in it? I try the following

    Code:
    zypper pa -iR openSUSE:Factory:Contri
    That does not work, because I get the same error as above. I'd like to find out which packages are installed using this now no longer available and hopefully do a vendor switch if I can. Using the gui app for repositories also does not work because it can't get the metadata.

    Thanks,
    greenaj
    The contrib repository you list no longer exists so you need to open YaST / Software / Software Repositories and remove this repository. To determine what may be orphaned in your system, load up YaST / Software / Software Management and search on rpmorphan. Once found, install this application. Once installed, do an Alt-F2 and enter rpmorphan -gui. The application seems self explanatory, but you can find out more info on it here:

    rpmorphan - find orphaned packages

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Missing Factory Repository - Problems running updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    The contrib repository you list no longer exists so you need to open YaST / Software / Software Repositories and remove this repository. To determine what may be orphaned in your system, load up YaST / Software / Software Management and search on rpmorphan. Once found, install this application. Once installed, do an Alt-F2 and enter rpmorphan -gui. The application seems self explanatory, but you can find out more info on it here:

    rpmorphan - find orphaned packages

    Thank You,
    Thanks that was what helped me resolve this. It was not possible to find out which packages belonged to the contrib respository using Yast, but the rpmorphan utility helped me clean up the orphaned packages and reinstall some under a different repo.

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    Default Re: Missing Factory Repository - Problems running updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenaj View Post
    Thanks that was what helped me resolve this. It was not possible to find out which packages belonged to the contrib respository using Yast, but the rpmorphan utility helped me clean up the orphaned packages and reinstall some under a different repo.

    I was happy to help greenaj and good luck with your openSUSE installation.

    Thank You,
    My Blog: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/

    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

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