Thanks for the reply. Does SAKC add the SUSE patches also, or do you end up with a vanilla kernel in the end?
And since my posting, I have browsed the repository from a web browser, and installed the rpm I wanted, which worked fine. And I submitted a bug report about KOTD. And looking again at home, the repository looks the same as at work. So maybe the repo was broken since I installed it at home. Can you tell me how to figure out if it is really broken? I didn’t inspect it close enough before to compare it now. eg. I don’t know if the “kernel-default” package is some hack that doesn’t show up with search and info commands.
For example, if I look at the package at homoe, it fails to correctly tell me the repository, and instead says “@System”, so I don’t know if my current kernel here was installed from the repository while it looks like it does now, or if it was broken since. (This “@System” thing is likely a separate zypper bug, because it does this for any package, eg. konsole or amarok; someone on IRC told me it should only say “@System” for packages that didn’t come from any repo)
$ zypper info -r KOTD kernel-default
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Information for package kernel-default:
Installed Size: 114.3 MiB
Summary: The Standard Kernel
The standard kernel for both uniprocessor and multiprocessor systems.
Source Timestamp: 2012-05-14 04:31:50 +0200
GIT Revision: f554d8b2395ecf25c56e8c6ee80c45e3c6ddb9b3
GIT Branch: master
First its good to hear you solved your problem. That’s what we like to hear.
Second, SAKC uses your default active kernel configuration by default (with all current patches you have loaded from YaST), you can also select the original (distro released) kernel configuration to go back to start, you can modify and use any kernel configuration which gets saved before the compile starts, you have an option to use menuconfig on any selected kernel configuration, you can manually edit any .config file for use and you can go back in time and select any previously saved kernel configuration. I have the kernel config thing selectable six ways from Sunday though that does not some how make you an expert at configuring a kernel, but it gives as many options as I can think of.