Repositories not loading

starting today I got a ton of errors and now these three repositories are not loading.

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_12.3/
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_12.3/
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rbos:/pipelight/openSUSE_12.3/

Possibly they have been taken offline due to the fact that 12.3 support is ended
https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime

Any alternative aside from upgrading?

I’m drawing a blank there

An upgrade for you would be to 13.1
Which is a version that has extended support ‘Evergreen’
But you’d need to clean up your repo list before an in place upgrade and keep a list of repos that would work with it as ‘evergreen’, when that happens.

Let us see what you have with

zypper lr -d

My main system isn’t too much of a problem but my notebooks are a little more of an issue. I use wicd and I have heard that they don’t work at all in 13.

this is my repo list.

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service

—±--------------------------±-------------------------------------------±--------±--------±---------±-------±---------------------------------------------------------------------------------±-------
1 | KDE:Extra | KDE:Extra | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.3/ |
2 | OpenSUSE_Games | OpenSUSE Games | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_12.3/ |
3 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://ftp.fau.de/packman/suse/openSUSE_12.3/ |
4 | devel:cloverleaf | devel:cloverleaf | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/cloverleaf/openSUSE_12.3/ |
5 | filesystems | filesystems | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_12.3/ |
6 | google-chrome | google-chrome | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 |
7 | google-earth | google-earth | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/rpm/stable/x86_64 |
8 | home:Friseer | home:Friseer | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Friseer/openSUSE_12.3/ |
9 | home:ZaWertun:kde | home:ZaWertun:kde | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ZaWertun:/kde/openSUSE_12.3/ |
10 | home:alex_sh | home:alex_sh | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/alex_sh/openSUSE_12.3/ |
11 | home_rbos_pipelight | Silverlight Wrapper Plugin (openSUSE_12.3) | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rbos:/pipelight/openSUSE_12.3/ |
12 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.3/ |
13 | mozilla | mozilla | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_12.3/ |
14 | nvidia | nvidia | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/12.3/ |
15 | openSUSE-12.3-1.7 | openSUSE-12.3-1.7 | No | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ATAPI_iHAS124_B_3524215_2F8124501716,/dev/sr0 |
16 | repo-debug | openSUSE-12.3-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/ |
17 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3/ |
18 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3-non-oss/ |
19 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/non-oss/ |
20 | repo-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/ |
21 | repo-source | openSUSE-12.3-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/ |
22 | repo-update | openSUSE-12.3-Update | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3/ |
23 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3-non-oss/ |
24 | utilities | utilities | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/utilities/openSUSE_12.3/

Much depends on your proficiency

In each case (where from what you say it appears you have a number of machines)
You should make a backup as well as some sort of evaluation.

By evaluation, I mean establish what issues there might be.
In most cases, upgrade means better support, but not always: Some ATI graphics devices are a case in point. But mostly it can be a positive move.

Running a live USB of 13.2 might help in such an evaluation

For now, you can disable the repos that are dead and just focus on patches that may still arrive from the official sources.

All your hardware and the driver modules in place can be seen from

/sbin/lspci -nnk

If you can install ‘inxi’ and run

inxi -F

That too is useful.

Then when running a live session of 13.2
look at the same lspci info and compare.

You should deal with one at a time and I’m sure it can be worked through.

I have one machine with Mint 13 Mate on it. I’d prefer openSUSE, but this version of Mint is just way better than anything else out there.

I’ll check it out. 12.3 runs like a tank. I never like fixing something that isn’t broken. guess I will have to upgrade soon.

GWDG has it all.

http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/opensuse/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/

Similar for non-oss.

I have seen several requests these days to developers to remove their
buildservice 12.3 branches. All will probably disappear soon.

On 2015-01-07 06:56, vdub12 wrote:
> I’ll check it out. 12.3 runs like a tank. I never like fixing something
> that isn’t broken. guess I will have to upgrade soon.

Well, having unpatched future security holes is running a broken system :slight_smile:

You may switch your repo urls to mirrors that keep a frozen copy of
“discontinued” distributions. Henk pointed to GWDG having it.

And if you want to keep running 12.3, you’d better keep it isolated, and
maintain your own local mirror.

For the future, if you don’t like upgrading, you should consider
switching to Evergreen marked distributions, such as 11.4 (which still
gets some maintenance) or 13.1 (not 13.2).


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Very sad, though. 12.3 should have been the one marked for Evergreen, since it is the most stable version I have experienced with openSUSE. I also am not happy with having to move from it, since it was so low demand on systems work.

12.3 was “Just use it.”, rather than “Fix it again, then use it.”, although that is still better than the old Windows mantra “Use it during those short periods when you are not fixing it.”!:wink:

On 2015-01-09 05:46, Fraser Bell wrote:

> Very sad, though. 12.3 should have been the one marked for Evergreen,
> since it is the most stable version I have experienced with openSUSE. I
> also am not happy with having to move from it, since it was so low
> demand on systems work.

The Evergreen people are very few, only one or two core chaps, I think,
thus they are very limited in what they can do. Thus they choose a
release that would overlap slightly with 11.4, the previous Evergreen
version. Stop work on 11.4, wait some months, start work on 13.1.

Using Evergreen, you would never have installed 12.3 :slight_smile:

Actually, they are still working somewhat on 11.4, despite marking it
officially ended.

> 12.3 was -“Just use it.”-, rather than -“Fix it again, then use it.”-,
> although that is -still- better than the old Windows mantra -“Use it
> during those short periods when you are not fixing it.”-!:wink:

13.1 is also a fine version nowdays, I don’t have a problem with it that
I can notice in my day work. There are some issues, but as it is a
mature release the workarounds are known.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

True. I am using it on my main machine, now, and so far no real issues, just some minor annoyances.