Pencil and Synfig Problem

I’ve tried to download and install these two replacements for Adobe CS ('cause I use only open source free apps) and couldn’t find Pencil, but found Synfig. When I tried to install it I got this error : “Cannot access installation media. Index of /pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_12.3 Packman Repository(Medium 1) Check whether the service is accessible.”

I do not see anything wrong with Packman. Open up terminal, run this command and post the results between code # tags:

zypper repos -u

If you use zypper any, you will want my bash script Zypper Command you can find here:

Zypper Command - Zypper Package Management Menu System - Version 2.00 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

You should include your openSUSE version and desktop used in any help request.

Thank You,

When searching for Packages for an openSUSE system, use Package Search.

It will search supported openSUSE versions and several other locations.
Play with the search settings.

Appears Pencil is in the Graphics Repo, at least for 12.3

Package search does not search Packman, where you already found Synfig.

OpenSUSE 12.3, KDE. Here’s the output of the command you’ve recommended to me:

sudo zypper repos -u
#  | Alias                     | Name                               | Enabled | Refresh | URI                                                                 
---+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+---------+---------------------------------------------------------------------
 1 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse          | Packman Repository                 | Yes     | No      | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_12.3/            
 2 | openSUSE-12.3-1.7         | openSUSE-12.3-1.7                  | Yes     | No      | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L632H,/dev/sr0
 3 | repo-debug                | openSUSE-12.3-Debug                | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/      
 4 | repo-debug-update         | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug         | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3/                     
 5 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3-non-oss/             
 6 | repo-non-oss              | openSUSE-12.3-Non-Oss              | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/non-oss/        
 7 | repo-oss                  | openSUSE-12.3-Oss                  | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/            
 8 | repo-source               | openSUSE-12.3-Source               | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/     
 9 | repo-update               | openSUSE-12.3-Update               | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3/                           
10 | repo-update-non-oss       | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3-non-oss/       

Thank you!

You should turn on Auto-refresh for the Packman repo (and the update repos as well), since it changes quite often.

Or run “sudo zypper ref” before installing/updating packages to refresh the repos.
Otherwise zypper/YaST could try to install packages that don’t exist anymore.

Thank you!

For your setup, use this Command to enable Packman.

sudo zypper modifyrepo -r ftp.gwdg.de-suse

Thank You,

I get:

sudo zypper modifyrepo -r ftp.gwdg.de-suse
root's password:
Nothing to change for repository 'ftp.gwdg.de-suse'.


I guess you have already enabled auto-refresh for the Packman repo?
Then of course there’s nothing to change now anymore… :wink:

So the option -r should enable autorefresh and -R should disable autorefresh. When you do a “zypper repos -u” what do you get now?

Thank You,

On 11/01/2013 12:46 PM, wolfi323 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
> You should turn on Auto-refresh for the Packman repo (and the update
> repos as well), since it changes quite often.
>
> Or run “sudo zypper ref” before installing/updating packages to refresh
> the repos.
> Otherwise zypper/YaST could try to install packages that don’t exist
> anymore.
>
>

YaST/zypper will automatically refresh the repos if they are outdated.

On 11/01/2013 02:49 PM, Ken Schneider pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
> On 11/01/2013 12:46 PM, wolfi323 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
>> You should turn on Auto-refresh for the Packman repo (and the update
>> repos as well), since it changes quite often.
>>
>> Or run “sudo zypper ref” before installing/updating packages to refresh
>> the repos.
>> Otherwise zypper/YaST could try to install packages that don’t exist
>> anymore.
>>
>>
>
> YaST/zypper will automatically refresh the repos if they are outdated.
>
>
And of course set to autorefresh.

What does that mean?

The OP had autorefresh turned off for all the repos, so YaST/zypper would not automatically refresh them even if they were outdated.

wolfi323, do you see anything wrong with this command?

sudo zypper modifyrepo -r ftp.gwdg.de-suse

The OP indicated it did not work, but not sure why.

Thank You,

No. That command is ok.

The OP indicated it did not work, but not sure why.

Well, I already answered that. :wink:
My guess is that the OP already enabled auto-refresh for the Packman repo after I advised him to (before you posted that command).
If auto-refresh is already enabled, zypper just prints “Nothing to change” if you tell it to enable auto-refresh.

10-4, I am sure you are right. I like to include the exact command if I can as the added effort may allow me/OP to know the subject better.

Thank You,

On 11/01/13 15:26, wolfi323 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
> kensch;2594996 Wrote:
>>> YaST/zypper will automatically refresh the repos if they are outdated.
>>>
>>>
>> And of course set to autorefresh.
> What does that mean?

Add it to the previous sentence and it will make sense. :slight_smile:

>
> The OP had autorefresh turned off for all the repos, so YaST/zypper
> would not automatically refresh them even if they were outdated.
>
>

Ken

I’m sorry for the delay in replying to this.


1 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse          | Packman Repository                 | Yes     | Yes     | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_12.3/            
 2 | graphics                  | graphics                           | Yes     | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics/openSUSE_12.3/   
 3 | openSUSE-12.3-1.7         | openSUSE-12.3-1.7                  | Yes     | No      | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L632H,/dev/sr0
 4 | repo-debug                | openSUSE-12.3-Debug                | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/      
 5 | repo-debug-update         | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug         | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3/                     
 6 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3-non-oss/             
 7 | repo-non-oss              | openSUSE-12.3-Non-Oss              | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/non-oss/        
 8 | repo-oss                  | openSUSE-12.3-Oss                  | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/            
 9 | repo-source               | openSUSE-12.3-Source               | No      | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/     
10 | repo-update               | openSUSE-12.3-Update               | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3/                           
11 | repo-update-non-oss       | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3-non-oss/         

I guess it was what the others speculated on…it was already refreshed, so it didn’t really matter as unmodified repo.