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    Default Do I need the Non-Oss-Update repo?

    Hi,

    I've just recently upgraded my system from 12.2 to 12.3. I added the following five repositories to do it:

    0ss
    Non-Oss
    Update
    Packman
    libDVD/CSS

    What I don't understand is if I also need to install Non-Oss-Update repo. In the instructions for upgrading, it says that if I'm upgrading from 12.1 or older, then I should also add the Non-OSS-Update repo. I have in the past upgraded from 12.1 to 12.2 and now to 12.3.

    So, should I add the Non-OSS-Update repo? (Or is it only necessary to do so if one is upgrading from 12.1 directly to 12.3?).

    Regards

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    Default Re: Do I need the Non-Oss-Update repo?

    Yes you should add it

    Unless you think you don't need flash-player
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    I have already flash installed since I have the non-oss repo. I guess you recommend adding the non-oss-update repo so that bugfixes for flash get updated.

    What confuses me though is that the non-oss-update repo is not listed on openSUSE's webpage for package repositories (https://en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories)

    When I go to the page for additional package repos (https://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories), it says the following:

    For new Linux and openSUSE users it is recommended to use the 3 default repositories (OSS, Non-OSS, Update) and Packman. Later on when you familiarize yourself with package management you can add more.


    That makes me think that the update repo will update both Oss-packages as well as Non-Oss-packages!? Shouldn't it say that they recommend to use 4 default repos instead of 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahma-Vihara View Post
    I have already flash installed since I have the non-oss repo. I guess you recommend adding the non-oss-update repo so that bugfixes for flash get updated.

    What confuses me though is that the non-oss-update repo is not listed on openSUSE's webpage for package repositories (https://en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories)

    When I go to the page for additional package repos (https://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories), it says the following:



    That makes me think that the update repo will update both Oss-packages as well as Non-Oss-packages!? Shouldn't it say that they recommend to use 4 default repos instead of 3?
    Yes that is odd
    I'll see what I can find out on that

    But for flash player updates you need
    Index of /update/12.3-non-oss

    It is bizarre isn't it
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    Thanks, I've added the repo. If you find out that it is not necessary to add it anymore, let me now.

    Slightly related: I used to have a repo for openSUSE-12.2-fonts. I can't find one for 12.3 though. Does that mean that the fonts have been added to the official Oss-repo? Or have they just not yet prepared the fonts-repo for 12.3?

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    Default Re: Do I need the Non-Oss-Update repo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brahma-Vihara View Post
    Thanks, I've added the repo. If you find out that it is not necessary to add it anymore, let me now.

    Slightly related: I used to have a repo for openSUSE-12.2-fonts. I can't find one for 12.3 though. Does that mean that the fonts have been added to the official Oss-repo? Or have they just not yet prepared the fonts-repo for 12.3?
    I find I don't need it
    Except in one case where I mistakenly let fetchmsfonts run. Which fluffs the fonts (kde).

    I'm using a OBS Factory repo ''http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/muzlocker/openSUSE_Factory/''
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    Default Re: Do I need the Non-Oss-Update repo?

    On 2013-03-18 21:16, Brahma-Vihara wrote:
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    > I have already flash installed since I have the non-oss repo. I guess
    > you recommend adding the non-oss-update repo so that bugfixes for flash
    > get updated.
    >
    > What confuses me though is that the non-oss-update repo is not listed
    > on openSUSE's webpage for package repositories
    > (https://en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories)


    An error in the wiki documentation. You can bring this to the attention
    of the writers by posting where they are ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-03-18 21:16, Brahma-Vihara wrote:
    >
    > I have already flash installed since I have the non-oss repo. I guess
    > you recommend adding the non-oss-update repo so that bugfixes for flash
    > get updated.
    >
    > What confuses me though is that the non-oss-update repo is not listed
    > on openSUSE's webpage for package repositories
    > (https://en.opensuse.org/Package_repositories)


    An error in the wiki documentation. You can bring this to the attention
    of the writers by posting where they are ;-)

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    Ok, I tried to do it by adding a comment in the discussion page on the "packages-repositories" wiki, and also by editing the text in "additional-packages-repositories".

    I've never participated in wiki-editing before, so I'm not sure that this is the way to bring it to their attention. Let me know if I'm off base and where I need to go instead.

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    Default Re: Do I need the Non-Oss-Update repo?

    On 2013-03-19 16:56, Brahma-Vihara wrote:

    >
    > Ok, I tried to do it by adding a comment in the discussion page on the
    > "packages-repositories" wiki, and also by editing the text in
    > "additional-packages-repositories".


    That's a way, yes.

    You changes have to be audited and accepted by someone, though.

    > I've never participated in wiki-editing before, so I'm not sure that
    > this is the way to bring it to their attention. Let me know if I'm off
    > base and where I need to go instead.


    Another method is by posting into the wiki subforum somewhere here, or
    into the web/wiki mail list. And sometimes, by posting into the factory
    or projects mail lists to get the attention of maintainers and
    collaborators.

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