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    Hello.
    After carrying out "Codec Installation with 1-Click" on 13. Multimedia Codecs - Install Support For MP3, DVD, WMA, WMV, MOV etc.
    I seem to have gotten duplicate/superfluous repositories (see below).

    (1) Just for my understanding, what consequence does this have?
    I take it 2 and 3 (pointing to the same url) duplicates is harmless except for it being a bit wasteful (same repository searched twice)?
    1 and 5 being (supposed to be) apparently the "same" repro at different urls is more puzzling. Would yast/zypper prefer one to the other if/when it finds the same package in both?
    Can I influence this..just make the priority of one higher than the other?
    Or would it realise the packages found are the same and check a version number and pick the newest when updating?

    (2) I suppose since theyre obviously (supposed to be) duplicates I should just delete one of 2/3 and 1/5
    Which? Presumably 1 and 5 were in the opensuse 12.2 installation (I dont remember entering the urls manually) . This seems to make
    13. Multimedia Codecs - Install Support For MP3, DVD, WMA, WMV, MOV etc. redundant now?

    Thanks in Advance.

    > zypper repos -u
    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | URI
    ---+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+---------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | Index of /suse/12.2/
    2 | dvd | dvd | Yes | Yes | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.2/
    3 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.2/
    4 | openSUSE-12.2-1.6 | openSUSE-12.2-1.6 | Yes | No | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-MATSHITADVD-RAM_UJ8C0_HN68_188365,/dev/sr0
    5 | packman | packman | Yes | Yes | Index of /pub/linux/packman/suse/12.2

    6 | repo-debug | openSUSE-12.2-Debug | No | Yes | Index of /debug/distribution/12.2/repo/oss
    7 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Debug | No | Yes | Index of /debug/update/12.2
    8 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | Yes | Index of /debug/update/12.2-non-oss
    9 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | Index of /distribution/12.2/repo/non-oss
    10 | repo-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Oss | Yes | Yes | Index of /distribution/12.2/repo/oss
    11 | repo-source | openSUSE-12.2-Source | No | Yes | Index of /source/distribution/12.2/repo/oss
    12 | repo-update | openSUSE-12.2-Update | Yes | Yes | Index of /update/12.2
    13 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | Index of /update/12.2

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    I would suggest to remove the duplicates and try to keep just the minimum needed enabled.
    For multimedia the Packman (mine is at Index of /suse/12.2/ ) is the desired one to have it enabled and to have the multimedia packages updated from that repository.
    If the packages get updated from the repos you could have multimedia issues. If you read you'll find out lots of threads on what repositories should be kept and enabled.

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    remove/disable/turn off auto refresh for 3,5,5,6,7,8,11
    core repos are :- OSS,NonOSS,update,update-nonoss
    additional :- packman,libdvd,
    If you need games add this Index of /repositories/games/openSUSE_12.2
    latest libreoffice add this Index of /repositories/LibreOffice:/Stable/openSUSE_12.2

    Do post output within code tags otherwise people may avoid answering your queries:-)

    Code:
    1 | Packman Repository        | Packman Repository                 | Yes     | Yes     | Index of /suse/12.2/                                           
     2 | dvd                       | dvd                                | Yes     | Yes     | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.2/                                         
     3 | libdvdcss repository      | libdvdcss repository               | Yes     | Yes     | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.2/                                         
     4 | openSUSE-12.2-1.6         | openSUSE-12.2-1.6                  |  Yes     | No      |  cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-MATSHITADVD-RAM_UJ8C0_HN68_188365,/dev/sr0
     5 | packman                   | packman                            | Yes     | Yes     | Index of /pub/linux/packman/suse/12.2                              
    
     6 | repo-debug                | openSUSE-12.2-Debug                | No      | Yes     | Index of /debug/distribution/12.2/repo/oss               
     7 | repo-debug-update         | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Debug         | No      | Yes     | Index of /debug/update/12.2                              
     8 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | Yes     | Index of /debug/update/12.2-non-oss                      
     9 | repo-non-oss              | openSUSE-12.2-Non-Oss              | Yes     | Yes     | Index of /distribution/12.2/repo/non-oss                 
    10 | repo-oss                  | openSUSE-12.2-Oss                  | Yes     | Yes     | Index of /distribution/12.2/repo/oss                     
    11 | repo-source               | openSUSE-12.2-Source               | No      | Yes     | Index of /source/distribution/12.2/repo/oss              
    12 | repo-update               | openSUSE-12.2-Update               | Yes     | Yes     | Index of /update/12.2                                    
    13 | repo-update-non-oss       | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes     | Index of /update/12.2
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    Default Re: duplicate repositories

    Thanks for the helpful replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    remove/disable/turn off auto refresh for 3,5,5,6,7,8,11
    Why do you recommend this? (Presumably using the 5 twice was a typo?)
    Or more generally (out of curiosity) why would one want to disable autofresh for a repository?
    Doing so means zypper/yast would be (possibly) working with old/invalid metadata, if I understand correctly?

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    P.S
    Can someone please explain the meaning/purpose of the entry 4 in my repository list?

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    On 02/08/2013 11:16 AM, p8mode wrote:
    >
    > P.S
    > Can someone please explain the meaning/purpose of the entry 4 in my
    > repository list?


    4 is the CD you used to install...if you delete it (or just disable it
    it will stop asking you to put the Live CD in the caddy..

    and to your other post today, the logic for enable, disable, delete,
    refresh or not

    1 leave enabled and refreshing--it is from here you get some cool stuff

    2 delete--unnecessary and unneeded duplication (same software is
    available in repo #10

    3 delete the repo, it is a one time need, software needed from there is
    also available via packman--no need to duplicate

    4 delete, as noted above it is the CD

    5 disable repo and stop refreshing--it is a duplicate of repo #1 (same
    software from a different server

    6 stop refreshing...refreshing a disabled repo just waste time for no
    reason--refresh *if* you enable (most will never need that repo)

    7 stop refreshing--same logic as 6

    8 stop refreshing--same logic as 6 & 7

    9 stop refreshing, leave enabled--this repo *never* changes, so no need
    to refresh, doing so just waste time during updates/etc

    10 same as 9

    11 stop refreshing--same as 6, 7 & 8

    12 leave enabled and refreshing--it is from here you get security
    patches and big bug fixes

    13 same as 12

    and, if you have not done so, read this posting: http://tinyurl.com/33qc9vu

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    Default Re: duplicate repositories

    Quote Originally Posted by p8mode View Post
    Why do you recommend this? (Presumably using the 5 twice was a typo?)
    yes. it is a typo.

    Quote Originally Posted by p8mode View Post
    Or more generally (out of curiosity) why would one want to disable autofresh for a repository?
    Example:- repo 6 is disabled and it will never show the packages it has in YaST. So why do you refresh it. Also unless you are a developer you don't those debug packages. You may need them if you are trying to file a bug report though. You can enable or refresh them when you have some use for them.
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    Thanks very much for the helpful responses, which cleares up things a lot for me.

    > ... So why do you refresh it.

    > .. stop refreshing...refreshing a disabled repo just waste time

    I suppose my question should really have been why would one want to be able to not set a repository that -is- enabled to -not- refresh.
    I take it one would (generally) always want to set refresh/enable both (simultaneously) to be on or both to off?

    Thanks in Advance.

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    dd NNTP User

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    On 02/08/2013 04:36 PM, p8mode wrote:
    > why would one want to be
    > able to not set a repository that -is- enabled to -not- refresh.


    if it is know that a repo will _never_ change, then there is no need to
    refresh it each time you want to draw from it..

    both the oss and non-oss are _exactly_ like having a DVD in your
    drawer--that is, unchanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post

    if it is know that a repo will _never_ change, then there is no need to
    refresh it each time you want to draw from it..
    dd
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post

    both the oss and non-oss are _exactly_ like having a DVD in your
    drawer--that is, unchanging.
    dd
    Ah, I didnt realise that oss and non-oss didnt change. Thanks for pointing this out.
    Not that I dont believe you, but is this documented somewhere?
    Are they in fact the same as the opensuse (installation) dvd?

    Thanks in Advance.

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