I’m a bit lost among the various directories there. Well, I think I understand what distribution/, factory/ and update/ are. But what is repositories/ for? And, more specifically, why is repositories/Base:/System/openSUSE_Factory/ any different from factory/ ?
> I’m a bit lost among the various directories there. Well, I think I
> understand what distribution/, factory/ and update/ are. But what is
> repositories/ for? And, more specifically, why is
> repositories/Base:/System/openSUSE_Factory/ any different from factory/
As said, I’m trying to understand the directory structure (I forgot to mention I’m not a complete newbie, that’s why I want to get more in-depth understanding).
First, I’d like to understand what the colon stands for in the name of repositories/ subdirs. Several of them, but not all, have two variants, one with a colon and one without.
Second, I understand that many of them correspond to OBS projects. But then I’m puzzled by some whose names make them look like duplicates of main repos, e.g. repositories/Base:/System/openSUSE_11.2/ or repositories/Base:/System/openSUSE_Factory/. That’s why I’d like to learn what repositories/ is for, precisely.
of course, if you have other needs you need to say so…
actually land at a server which ‘automatically’ redirects your browser
(or YaST, Zypper, whatever) to one of many many mirrors around the
earth…SOME of which might or might not use or show exactly the same
apparent path to any particular package/file/RPM/etc
(Mmh, couldn’t edit because more than 10 minutes have passed.)
I got it! Naming conventions - openSUSE Forums
“Directories without colons are projects in OBS. In directories with colons are their subprojects”