OSS source repository doesn't have any src rpm in YaST2!

Hi,

I’m using openSUSE 11.4 64bit (KDE). I enabled Index of /source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss repository through YaST2 but it is empty and I can’t see any source rpm file in YaST2. I even delete that repository and add it again but still empty. I open the link in firefox and it’s not empty or invalid link.

# zypper lr -d


# | Alias                | Name                       | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                             | Service
--+----------------------+----------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+--------
1 | Libdvdcss            | Libdvdcss                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.4/                            |        
2 | openSUSE-11.4-Source | openSUSE-11.4-Source       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/ |        
3 | packman              | packman                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4/   |        
4 | repo-debug           | openSUSE-11.4-Debug        | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/  |        
5 | repo-debug-update    | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/11.4/                 |        
6 | repo-non-oss         | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/    |        
7 | repo-oss             | openSUSE-11.4-Oss          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/        |        
8 | repo-update          | openSUSE-11.4-Update       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/                       |        


anyone else has this problem? How can I fix it?

Interseting: zypper can see source rpms but YaST2 can’t!

On 03/24/2011 12:06 AM, osuss wrote:
>
> Interseting: zypper can see source rpms but YaST2 can’t!

when you say YaST2 can’t see source rpms, exactly how and where are
you looking?

i ask that because the Software Management module of YaST2 is a tool
for software management (installing/uninstalling software) and as far
as i know was not designed to present a browser or file manager like
display of the rpm files resident on distant repo servers…as (for
example) a browser would…

at least, if it does that that, i’ve not learned how to do it…as i
see it the Software Management module gives a list of packages in
package name order, and not rpms in rpm name order… a subtle
difference i admit…

but, what happens in YaST2, using it the way you are, if you use this
as your target to ‘see’:

http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/suse/src/

can you then see the source rpms?


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On 03/23/2011 04:06 PM, osuss wrote:
>
> Interseting: zypper can see source rpms but YaST2 can’t!
>
>

One way to get source RPMs is to go to the directory, with a browser:

http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/suse/src/

then download from there.

The design of YaST2 is such that source RPMs are not shown on purpose,
I think. Only advanced or adventurous users are interested in getting
such packages, perhaps?