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  1. #1
    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    Hi,
    I am using openSUSE 11.0. I wish to add the 11.0 installation dvd as
    a repo in addition to updates, packman, oss and non-oss. But as i go
    through yast > software repositories > add > dvd, i get the error:> Unable to save changes to the repository
    > configuration:
    > Details:
    > Repository: Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
    > History:
    > - Can't copy /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000007/media: 1/media to
    > /var/cache/zypp/raw/RepositoryjrPDq0
    > - Can't provide media: 1/media : Can't copy
    > /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000007/media: 1/media to
    > /var/cache/zypp/raw/RepositoryjrPDq0
    >
    > Try again?Even if i try to edit this dvd repo, it keeps showing CD-ROM instead of

    DVD-ROM.

    I need the installation dvd as i wish to add kde 3.5 packages; and i do
    not have unlimited net facilities.


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    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    Hi. As a workaround you can mount an iso image and try to use this as a
    repository. Or try to add the DVD to your repos with zypper. Good luck!


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  3. #3
    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    Could someone tell me how to add a dvd repository using zypper? The
    commands
    Code:
    --------------------
    zypper ar /media/SU1100.001 and zypper -r /media/SU1100.001
    --------------------
    are giving an error.


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    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    Hi. Maybe you should post the error message you received. In general you
    have to add an arbitrary alias name to the repo. Then it should work.
    Code:
    --------------------
    zypper ar repo alias
    --------------------


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  5. #5
    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    Why not add it from YaST? If you don't have a GUI, you can still use the
    ncurses YaST. Software > Software Repositories, Add then select DVD, or
    Local ISO image, if you have that.

    I'm sure there is a correct zypper syntax but you can see what it is
    after you have used YaST to add the repository, for future reference.


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  6. #6
    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    Both of you are right. I had not given an alias to the repo and so
    zypper was not able to add the dvd repo. And i was not able to add the
    dvd through the gui as the dvd was faulty. But how could you be so
    confident so as to say that the dvd was faulty and that there was no
    problem with yast? I mean i thought that in such kind of problems one
    also supposes that there might be a bug...


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  7. #7
    Taki NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository

    samrat rao wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I am using openSUSE 11.0. I wish to add the 11.0 installation dvd as
    > a repo in addition to updates, packman, oss and non-oss. But as i go
    > through yast > software repositories > add > dvd, i get the error:> Unable to save changes to the repository
    >> configuration:

    [...]
    >
    > I need the installation dvd as i wish to add kde 3.5 packages; and i do
    > not have unlimited net facilities.
    >
    >

    If you have a enough space on the hard disk, you may want copy an image
    to it and free the optical drive.

    Have a look at:

    http://www.novell.com/communities/no...e-command-line

  8. #8
    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: adding openSUSE 11.0 dvd repository


    samrat_rao;1927371 Wrote:
    > Both of you are right. I had not given an alias to the repo and so
    > zypper was not able to add the dvd repo. And i was not able to add the
    > dvd through the gui as the dvd was faulty. But how could you be so
    > confident so as to say that the dvd was faulty and that there was no
    > problem with yast? I mean i thought that in such kind of problems one
    > also supposes that there might be a bug...


    Because adding the DVD as a "repo" is one of the first things the
    installer does when you do an install from DVD. Since thousands of
    people must have successfully installed from DVD, including myself,
    there isn't anything wrong with YaST. Those error messages suggest that
    the DVD could not be read and knowing how unreliable DVD+-Rs can be, the
    conclusion was in favour of a bad DVD.


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