I’ve installed Google Chrome and Google Earth after a recent migration from Leap 42.1 to Tumbleweed, and I was expecting from the installation to also configure the Google repos (at least it was the behavior on Leap and on other distros that I’ve used).
But this wasn’t the case; the programs were installed and worked fine, but no repos were added.
Is it an issue with my current system or is it just how it is supposed to work (i.e. something has changed since the last time I had to install them)?
They add them via a post install action in the rpm.
@OP, yes I see it’s not added, now I would argue that’s a good thing because I think it’s invasive to add a repository, an at job and a cron job (/etc/cron.daily/google-earth) which I always delete all three. I don’t believe packages updates should occur without some user interaction.
I would suggest a manual download and update, or add the repo manually. I just tested on Leap and it does add them all…
Honestly I don’t know all the technicalities, but on my previous systems the installation of Google software always added their respective repos.
I agree that software updates should occur when the user wants to perform them, but without a configured repository the whole process is much less streamlined; I’m not interested in cron jobs or other things, but a repo would be handy, and since I can’t find how to configure it manually (on Google sites is only stated that the packages will install them themselves) I’m left with a problem to solve.
Is there some place where I can find the URLs of Google repos?
Don’t know about Google Earth… I haven’t installed that in TW…
openSUSE does not automatically add Google repos because their apps generally contain proprietary code and SUSE/openSUSE has an extremely strict policy not to distribute anything that contains proprietary code. Other distros don’t usually have as strict a policy. Chrome is such an app, so you won’t find it in OSS or official documentation but you will find Chromium which is fully open source and publicly licensed.