On 03/13/2011 04:06 PM, srpandey wrote:
> I am new to openSUSE. Have few questions on repositories:
a good place for you to read is here:
for example, a really important concept to do with repos is in the
paragraph beginning with IMPORTANT in this posting:
> 1. What should be order of repositories? Can I change it using
the order in which they are listed in YaST or zypper has no bearing on
and, changing the priority will have no bearing on in which order they
in the above cite (to read the IMPORTANT paragraph) all four of those
basic repos should be left at the priority of 99–at least until you
understand more about openSUSE…
and, no new priority should have a priority higher than 99 (this will
sound strange but 75 is a higher priority than 99! in other words 1 is
> 1 | packman | packman | Yes | Yes | 99 |
> 2 | Updates | Updates | Yes | Yes | 99 |
> 3 | Non-oss | Non-oss | Yes | Yes | 99 |
> 4 | Oss | Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 |
> 5 | libdvdcss | libdvdcss | Yes | Yes | 99 |
i recommend you disable repo number 5, and do not refresh it
and, do not refresh 3 or 4 (they are unchanging)
and, then you should be set for a while…
as (and if) you use “1-Click Installs” you will be asked if you wish
to keep the repos used enabled after the install, imo it is best to
say no…and, after using a “1-Click Install” i always open Software
Repositories and make sure i have the basic four (oss, non-oss, update
and packman) enabled, only.
> 2. What is Security repository? Is it required?
not required in normal operation…a default install of openSUSE is
quite secure…just be SURE you have strong user and root passwords,
and they should be different!
> 3. To add new repository like PACKMAN we should choose PACKMAN from
> menu or type URL and add?
your list above shows you are already subscribed to packman!!
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