M6 Repos

After clean install of milestone 6 booted to desktop and had no network.

Found the thread about editing /etc/sysconfig/network/config and got network manager started and running at boot.

Now when trying to install software it seems my repos are weird

Yast shows repos as follows

“” “” /non-oss

These repos don’t seem to exist.

What are the correct repos for Milestone 6 ?

IMHO its important to decide what sort of baseline you want in place for your testing? If you wish a fixed milestone-6, then use the factory-snapshot for OSS and Non-OSS:


If instead you like to get every update under the sun, and don’t care for a solid baseline, then use factory:



I prefer the factory-snapshot.

Thanks oldcpu.

Always “Johnnie on the spot” :slight_smile:

Mainly concerned with how my VMWare Workstation 7 works and wine apps needed for web development.

If you are wondering about wine for 11.3 M6, then you may be better off trying wine factory:


Thanks for that tip!

Having trouble now with Yast connecting to the repos.

FireFox sees them fine but Yast Cant download them

Going to reboot and try deleting the bad repos and adding the new ones fresh.

If you installed from DVD, did you take advantage of the option to disable ipv6 ?


Could be IPV6.

Always have to disable it before VMWare Workstation will work.

I’ll see if I can disable it now from Yast. Yast still gives timeout error trying to access the new repos.

Thanks for that tip.

Just so you have an idea. I added factory repos in M6 and I am currently downloading 2.5GB updates:O

Yast Network setting doesn’t work.

Do you know how to disable it CL ?

/etc/sysconfig/network/config maybe ?

Problem with my router cache maybe?

I think it needs to be disabled in the kernel, hence I do not believe changing /etc/sysconfig/network/config will work.

Try rebooting, and use this boot code:




Repos working now.

For packman and Videolan should I use the 11.2 repos?

Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

No need for videolan

su -c "rpm -Uvh http://download.videolan.org/pub/libdvdcss/1.2.9/rpm/libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1.i386.rpm"

Then Just add packman

zypper ar -f http://packman.unixheads.com/suse/factory/ packman


zypper ref

yes to the key

follow my guide in principle…
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

For Packman you can use the factory …


videolan ? … best NOT to mix it with packman.

Thanks guys :slight_smile:

Got it downloading packages now :slight_smile:

Wine complained about a 32 bit package it couldn’t provide.

May try later using the wine build repo

Why resort to the CL? Within Yast itself is a slick tree-based /etc/sysconfig editor (don’t feel bad; I had been editing it by hand with “vi” in a terminal/Konsole window).