Sorry for newbie question but I just about have everything else up & running ok including ALL codecs etc. but I need to ask why I got so many apps that I didn’t request, installed when I first enabled what I thought are the main essential repos & did the 1st main update after install. I got stuff like open office extras, kopete, Marble, GIMP (which I didn’t want) and quite a few other programs that I have had to go through uninstalling one by one. Whats the difference between the “Main OSS & Main Non OSS” and the “openSUSE-Oss & openSUSE-Non-Oss” ?? are they somehow duplicates? and have I made a typical newbie to openSUSE error of enabling too many repos (re the libdvdcss, yes I do want to occasionally rip dvds with handbrake or whatever, so need the decryption).
My final question is about “apper” it came up right after fresh install but didn’t go and get the updates even after I authenticated, so I had to open up YaST which is when I got quite a lot of unexpected apps. So does apper work properly for people or should i just stick to YaST/Zypper for updates?
I have the following repos enabled
Main Update Repository
Main Repository (OSS)
Main Repository (NON-OSS)
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> Whats the difference between the
> “Main OSS & Main Non OSS” and the “openSUSE-Oss & openSUSE-Non-Oss” ??
> are they somehow duplicates?
They are the same
They may have been added by you running a Oneclclick for multimedia
I can easily disable the duplicate repos, no problem but what I’m really wondering about here is what pulled in apps such as Gimp, Marble and some other stuff which I did not request and I’m fairly sure apps like these would have been too large for a basic live CD install (understandable if dvd but not CD). In fact I didn’t actually request VLC itself but I am guessing that by pulling in the above codecs & dependencies, VLC would have been pulled in, I can also only guess that by doing the 1st main update after fresh install + after enabling the repos, suse pulled in a selection of apps it might normally include in a DVD install, or whatever?