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    Default (beginner) package problem

    Hi guys! I'm new in this forum, and I come to openSUSE Leap 42.1 from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. Great OS, I'm finding it very good and stable.
    However I'm experiencing two main problems with the installation of packages and YaST.
    1) Every time I try to install some packages and my 500GB USB storage external media is plugged, I always get the message that the media is almost full; which is true, but how does it have to do with the installation, which is supposed to be done on the computer hard disk?

    2) When I install packages with zypper, I always get the following:

    Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-20001020000060804-part2

    Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/? shows all options] (a): i
    Do you want to disable the repository openSUSE-42.1-0 permanently? [yes/no] (no): no
    It's not good right? How do I fix this? It's driving me crazy!
    I'm sorry if there's already some similar thread, but I couldn't find it

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    Default Re: (beginner) package problem

    Go to Yast > Software Repositories
    And remove the USB source
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    And remove the USB source
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JouMartens View Post
    What do you mean?
    Go into Yast, click on Software Repositories, look for the entry that contains hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-20001020000060804-part2,
    highlight it and then click 'Delete' in lower left corner.
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    Okay, done. How do I insert the repository back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JouMartens View Post
    Okay, done. How do I insert the repository back?
    in yast there is an option to add an install disk as a repository ... but do not add it as the online repository does get updates the disk is finalized, the only reason to use a disk is if you have no or limited internet access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    in yast there is an option to add an install disk as a repository ... but do not add it as the online repository does get updates the disk is finalized, the only reason to use a disk is if you have no or limited internet access.
    Agreed. If you want the install media on your system, use a downloaded DVD iso, and add that through Yast's repo manager.
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    the only reason to use a disk is if you have no or limited internet access.
    So, basically, the repository I deleted didn't contain anything that the other repositories already have?

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    The repo is the one that comes on the install media and is just the base packages for the distro. If you have a Internet connection you have no need and most that is on it is already installed.

    Simply disabling it is sufficient to keep the update programs from trying to find it and stalling out.

    Remember the openSUSE comes with open source only and if you want or need proprietary codecs or other things you need to add additional repos. These are referred to as Community repos and the most important is packman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JouMartens View Post
    So, basically, the repository I deleted didn't contain anything that the other repositories already have?
    You did not delete a repository. The repository is on your install media. You simply deleted a link that points to that repository, so Yast does not continue trying to open a location that -- because you removed your install media from your PC -- now does not exist.

    The repository was only needed for installing.
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