Help me fix my repos before the update day

Dear all,
please see my repos here (this is my second pc)
please tell me if I have !@#! up anything.

apa@caracus:~> zypper lr

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh

—±--------------------------------------±--------------------------------------±--------±-------
1 | Editors | Editors | Yes | Yes
2 | KR46 | KR46 | Yes | Yes
3 | KR46-extra | KR46-extra | Yes | Yes
4 | devel:languages:R:patched | devel:languages:R:patched | No | No
5 | google-earth | google-earth | No | No
6 | Index of /suse/11.4 | Index of /suse/11.4 | Yes | Yes
7 | openSUSE-11.4-Debug | openSUSE-11.4-Debug | No | No
8 | openSUSE-11.4-Source | openSUSE-11.4-Source | No | No
9 | openSUSE:11.4:Contrib | openSUSE:11.4:Contrib | Yes | Yes
10 | repo-11.4-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4 Non-OSS | Yes | No
11 | repo-11.4-oss | openSUSE-11.4 OSS | Yes | No
12 | repo-11.4-update | openSUSE-11.4 Updates | Yes | Yes
13 | wine_11.4 | wine 11.4 | Yes | Yes

Usually I start to messing with repos when I look for a package that is not available for the latest version I usually use.

I would like t o thank you in advance for your help

B.R
Alex

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Here is what I am using with openSUSE 12.1:

 2. Display All openSUSE Repositories as Entered in your Computer ...       

Command: **zypper repos **

# | Alias                  | Name                       | Enabled | Refresh
--+------------------------+----------------------------+---------+--------
1 | openSUSE:/12.1:/Update | openSUSE:/12.1:/Update     | Yes     | Yes    
2 | packman                | packman                    | Yes     | Yes    
3 | repo-debug             | openSUSE-12.1-Debug        | No      | Yes    
4 | repo-debug-update      | openSUSE-12.1-Update-Debug | No      | Yes    
5 | repo-non-oss           | openSUSE-12.1-Non-Oss      | Yes     | Yes    
6 | repo-oss               | openSUSE-12.1-Oss          | Yes     | Yes    
7 | repo-source            | openSUSE-12.1-Source       | No      | Yes    

 If you have more than ten total repositories listed above, you could cause yourself   
 some trouble.  In general, repositories must be given a priority when you have        
 more than ten.  If you do not understand how this works, please ask for help.         
 Listed below are the recommended repositories you should keep in YaST. (?=Version)    

 1) Packman-1  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Essentials/    
 2) Packman-2  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Extra/         
 3) Packman-3  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Games/         
 4) Packman-4  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Multimedia/    
 5) Main Update Repository  - http://download.opensuse.org/update/1?.?/                
 6) Main Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/1?.?/repo/oss/         
 7) Main Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/1?.?/repo/non-oss/     
 8) Update Debug Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/1?.?/          
 8) Debug Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/1?.?/repo/oss/  
10) Source Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/1?.?/repo/oss/


I suggest a clean install, but do not format your /home partition if you kept it separate as suggested. You only need to add packman really and decide how to obtain libdvdcss to view movies.

Thank You,

Agree with abovehttp://www.kread.info/g.php

Hmm. but I still have 11.4 and I want to be ready to upgrafe for the 12.1 :frowning:
I do not want to make a format and risking a delopment pc.

On 11/15/2011 03:26 AM, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> If you have more than ten total repositories listed above, you could cause yourself some trouble.

ten enabled, or a total of ten either enabled or not…

is this a change from the long standing info in http://tinyurl.com/33qc9vu

just wondering…


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On 11/15/2011 08:56 AM, alaios wrote:
> I do not want to make a format and risking a delopment pc.

there is always a risk and there is no assurance that an upgrade will go
as you hope…see:

… . . If for any reason the upgrade is interrupted (e.g: power outages,
network disconnect) and the process can’t continue, you could be left
with a broken system (that depends on where the process stopped of
course). . .

Be aware that in principle, this upgrade process is considered “best
effort” only. This means that due to some third-party packages and the
myriad of possible configurations, it is possible for some combinations
to cause failure upon upgrade.

it is very important that all important data is backed up prior to
beginning the upgrade process. . .

cite: http://tinyurl.com/35p966c

and:

… . .Before upgrading, copy the old configuration files to a separate
medium (such as removable hard disk or USB flash drive) to secure the
data. . .

If you upgrade a default system from the previous version to this
version, YaST works out the necessary changes and performs them.
Depending on your customizations, some steps (or the entire upgrade
procedure) may fail and you must resort to copying back your backup
data. . .

Before actually starting the upgrade procedure, check that your system
backup is up-to-date and restorable. . .

cite: http://tinyurl.com/6kvoflv


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On 2011-11-15 08:56, alaios wrote:
>
> Hmm. but I still have 11.4 and I want to be ready to upgrafe for the
> 12.1 :frowning:

With so many repos, the outcome is not predictable.

http://en.opensuse.org/Upgrade


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

If this is a production system I’d wait a week or two before upgrading and check here to see if there are any large problems. Also trim down those repos. Some may not be totally up to date on the first day. And always backup important data first. And it is good to have a rescue CD just in case.

On 2011-11-15 23:46, gogalthorp wrote:
>
> If this is a production system I’d wait a week or two before upgrading
> and check here to see if there are any large problems. Also trim down
> those repos. Some may not be totally up to date on the first day. And
> always backup important data first. And it is good to have a rescue CD
> just in case.

Absolutely!

More: I like to test the target system on a test partition of the same machine.

Ah! That backup I do it complete.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

ten enabled, or a total of ten either enabled or not…

is this a change from the long standing info in NEW Users - openSUSE Pre-install (general) - PLEASE READ

just wondering…

The number of 10 was based on this:


 1) Packman-1  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Essentials/    
 2) Packman-2  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Extra/         
 3) Packman-3  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Games/         
 4) Packman-4  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/openSUSE_1?.?/Multimedia/    
 5) Main Update Repository  - http://download.opensuse.org/update/1?.?/                
 6) Main Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/1?.?/repo/oss/         
 7) Main Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/1?.?/repo/non-oss/     
 8) Update Debug Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/1?.?/          
 8) Debug Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/1?.?/repo/oss/  
10) Source Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/1?.?/repo/oss/

In this case, you are breaking up Packman into four repositories and adding it in to the six default one is how I come up with 10. In any event it is an effort to get you thinking about the number of repositories you have added in and why.

Thank You,

Very good point indeed. I Was also thinking to post that. I think I am adding a new repos when I am looking for some software, which usually means that you found some post with a guy posting a repos to find it. That is why I just add more and more repos when I want to find a program that is not included in my repos.

On 2011-11-16 02:26, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> In this case, you are breaking up Packman into four repositories and

Why? Just add the big one and save time.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Why? Just add the big one and save time.

Perhaps true, but someone at Packman feels the separate repositories is a good thing and so I present them as they are posted. If you are smart enough to determine the “Big One”, then I suggest it is OK to use it then. Not all of our users understand that point and indeed, it makes no real difference.

Thank You,

On 2011-11-16 13:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
>
>> Why? Just add the big one and save time.
>
> Perhaps true, but someone at Packman feels the separate repositories is
> a good thing and so I present them as they are posted. If you are smart
> enough to determine the “Big One”, then I suggest it is OK to use it
> then. Not all of our users understand that point and indeed, it makes
> no real difference.

I mean that if you are going to use the four smaller repos, you end having
the same as if using just one big repo. In that case it is better, IMO, to
have just that one.

Instead, if you are just using some of it, then perhaps using the packman
essentials is enough for you, which is smaller and loads faster.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)