A few days back, Novell released the latest version of OpenSuSE, version 11.0. I started downloading the distro as soon as it was officially released, and completed the download the day before yesterday. I first installed it with KDE 4, and like before, it sucks big time. I guess itś a matter of choice, but I still prefer KDE 3.5.x. Gnome is pretty well done this time and is very slick and fast.
Anyway, as I did with OpenSuSE 10.3, I have made an archive of some multimedia applications with their dependencies whcih can be used on PCs not connected to the internet or for mass installation. This has been tested on KDE4, KDE 3.5 and GNOME.
An optional archive is this i686.zip that contains extra packages for i686 architecture. If you are not sure whether you need it or not, better download it too.
Mirror 1: Mediafire
Mirror 2: FTP Download
Extract the archive(s) to a folder called June2008 in your home folder.
Note: KDE4 ark seems to have some issues??? The Extract function of the gui in Ark does not seem to work, at least for me. You can work around this by clicking on the archive to open it in a window, press Ctrl and A on your keyboard to select all the rpms, minimise this window, open your home folder, create the June2008 folder, and paste the contents into it; then it works fine.
Is it, thanks for the tip Jonathan, I didnot know that, but if you noticed, this post is targetted at offline users.
Now I forgot to include the package list :-S My bad here is is
mplayer, mplayer plugin
Great Job, I was just going to make this archive myself and you saved me the time. By the way, can you tell me how do you get the RPM files. Yast deletes the RPM files even if I change the settings in /etc/zypper/ so I was was going to make a fresh install get yum and then use the cache as my archive…
I still have to make one for Wine, madwifi and will have to check about samba
Hi, thanks for the reply! That looks like a lot of work and it makes your job even greater Thank you for that, I will try to see if I can make some more packages for offline installation and make them available the same way you did
Just remember, try all the above circus in VirtualBox, makes a lot more sense
If you think of sharing your packages use mediafire.com
The only problem there is filesize limit is 100 MB
For the record, Rapidshare has now increased the limit to 200 MB, so I have opened a free collectors account there and will be using that too as a mirror for my next post.
So… Will you make a zip with the same packages+dependencies for x86_64? Or can you tell me where on the internet can I find those packages and dependencies?
Because I don’t have internet at home… With Ubuntu it was easy because on their packages.ubuntu.com site they tell you all the dependencies for each package but I have not found a similar site for openSuSE 11.0…
I really do not know how to give you a solution. If you can install 64 bit SuSE at the place you have an internet connection you can download all the packages with smart package manager. After installing smart open a shell and give the following command
smart config --set remove-packages=false
This will make smart cache all the packages in
You can then copy these to a cd and then install them at home using