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    Default Installing packages that are not in regular repositories

    I wanted to install packages which are not in the regular repossitories,
    but is listed on the openSUSE website.

    Copy link location:
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/kde3-fraqtive#

    Then I opened the repository list from YAST, and
    adding a new repository, I selected URL, where I selected "SpecifyURL".

    Then on the next page "Repository URL":
    Repository Name: Fraqtive
    URL: "https://software.opensuse.org/package/kde3-fraqtive#"
    this URL was not accepted, therefor I modified it as follows
    URL: "https://software.opensuse.org/package/kde3-fraqtive"

    After this and when opening the"Software Management" page, I get the following message:

    An error occurred during repository initialization. Error refreshing service Fraqtive (https://software.opensuse.org/package/kde3-fraqtive): Parse error: repoindex.xml[23] Opening and ending tag mismatch: meta line 21 and head
    But the package "Fraqtive" could not be found on the softwafe installation page.

    Now I have two questions:

    1) I need to remove the faulty entry from the list of repositiories, probably
    by manually editing the appropriate file. Where is this file located, so that I can edit it?

    2) What exactly shall I specify on the page Repository URL in order to make this work?

    Up to and including Leap 42.2 I have had no problem to install packages like Fraqtive and
    Rekall, only now on 42.3.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Egbert

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    Default Re: Installing packages that are not in regular repositories

    Hi
    The URL is http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.3/

    Code:
    zypper ar -f -g -n "openSUSE-Leap-42.3-KDE3" http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ repo-KDE3
    Not sure the status of KDE3 stuff.... YMMV

    You can just remove the faulty one via YaST or via zypper rr and the faulty repository number from zypper lr command.
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    Default Re: Installing packages that are not in regular repositories

    the kde3 repo has a repo file
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit.../KDE:KDE3.repo
    the easyest way to add it is by using the repo file
    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/KDE:KDE3.repo
    zypper in kde3-fraqtive
    or use the one click installer
    just click here
    you can specify to keep the kde3 repo after you install that package in yast

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    Default Re: Installing packages that are not in regular repositories

    You can search for various packages here

    https://software.opensuse.org/package/kde3-fraqtive

    In this case select the release and then development which effectively means unsupported / not part of the standard distribution.

    The same web page can also be used to obtain newer releases of applications that are included in the distribution. These will usually work perfectly but there is no guarantee. Generally not a problem as YAST can be used to uninstall them. Personally I usually don't leave the repository link to packages obtained this way active.

    John
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    Default Re: Installing packages that are not in regular repositories

    Thank you all.
    After your help I had no problem any longer to add the KDE3 repository by my computers.
    and I could install the software packages that I needed.
    Egbert

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