Recently, I decided to give the new milestone of LEAP 42.1 a try. I fully understand it is still far from finished, but I already managed to properly install the nVidia drivers (from openSUSE 13.2 community repos) and my Broadcom bcm4322 chip is somehow supported by openSUSE’ kernel 4.1.6-9-desktop’s module b43. Alas, I am having some severe problems with repositories. I am constantly (though not always!) getting the ‘Valid metadata not found at specificed URL’ error for the leap42.1 non-oss and update repositories.
I am a bit at a loss, because I really like openSUSE, but it seems to be literaly plagued with repository issues I have not seen in any other distribution so far (and I have used most of them…).
Is this a known issue? Will this be fixed? Alternatively, what does that error exactly mean and how to fix it?
Why does the installer then even recommend those repos? There is no warning that the repos don’t exist whatsoever, merely a non-specific error, which could also mean that there is a problem with the GPG key or due to a misconfigured hardware clock the GPG key was signed ‘in the future’.
As suggested, for the time being I will use the release 13.2 repos. What about the leap 42.1 non-oss repos? Do they also not exist?
For me that is clear enough. This a “work inprogress”. And of course the dev responsible for the installer is not going to alter parts of the installer temporary to accomodate what you want. That part is apperently fnished for the definitive version. Other parts are not.
Noted. Sorry for my previous grumpiness, but I had a lot of problems with my MacBook and for a moment I was slightly too happy that things immediately worked. As I mentioned earlier, I switched the repositories to release 13.2. From those I managed to install a couple of packages and everything is back to normal. I will follow news on Leap 42.1, but I will not the make the mistake of assuming it works flawlessly :). Thank you very much for your input and sorry again!