Hello everyone, I’m a rather new openSUSE user. I’m here after about six years inside the Ubuntu world, first with their default distro, then with Kubuntu, that made me appreciate KDE, my DE of choice.
I’ve tested and played with openSUSE inside a virtual machine for some time, and it really impressed me: Yast is a superb tool, and from what I’ve read around this distro is very stable and focused on KDE, a couple of features that interest me a lot. Not that Kubuntu was bad, I’ve enjoyed it for a lot of time, but now I’m willing to explore new lands.
I need some practical advice about a new concept (at least for me: it was not present in Ubuntu distros), the repository vendors.
I’ve added a couple of extra repositories besides the standard ones, here is my configuration:
# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh ---+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+-------- 1 | Fonts | Fonts | Yes | Yes 2 | KDE_Extra_current | KDE Extra current | Yes | Yes 3 | KDE_SC_current | KDE SC current | Yes | Yes 4 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes 5 | opensuse-guide.org-repo | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes 6 | repo-debug | openSUSE-13.1-Debug | No | Yes 7 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug | No | Yes 8 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | Yes 9 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes 10 | repo-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Oss | Yes | Yes 11 | repo-source | openSUSE-13.1-Source | No | Yes 12 | repo-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update | Yes | Yes 13 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
Considering that all of these repos are official or semi-official, I was thinking if it is safe to set their vendors as equivalent as described here, without causing too much mess in the system. I think that by doing so I should have an easier update process.
I’m not talking in a theoretical way, I’m well aware that mixing packages from different repos can ALWAYS have the potential to cause trouble; I’d like to know from users with more experience than me with openSUSE, if from a practical point of view setting these vendors as equivalent has caused them trouble or if those repositories work well together without causing too much hassle. I’m interested in particular about the official repos and the KDE ones, since they both are concerning about the system core features.
And about priority, should I leave them all with the standard 99 value or there is some better configuration?
Thank you all in advance, and of course if you think that my current configuration could be improved in any way, I’m open to any suggestion.