The main reason that would make me uninstall opensuse

the repositories thing , each time i get error for some repository not accessible ,retry , add repository etc etc …
this is not the case with other distros , i am not saying opensuse is less than debian or arch based distros , but this is not the case with them.
even with mageia , you search and add repostirories one single time and that is all .
i hope opensuse people solve this thing in future.

Only telling that things do not function without any technical information (in this case e.g. a list of your repos and showing the error messages you get, etc.) in a technical help forum is not likely to bring you any technical help.

This will be moved to general Chitchat. And if you want real help from your fellow openSUSE users, please start a new thread with a title that draws the attention of those who might know about the subject.

CLOSED for the moment waiting the move to Chitchat.

Moved from Network/Internet and open again.

I rarely have repo issues with openSUSE.

Comparing to other distros: with other distros, the updater usually notifies me after boot. Presumably, if there is an issue, the updater won’t notify me and I won’t notice that there is an issue.

With openSUSE, I disable the updater and manage updates myself. I would guess that makes it more likely that I would notice problems.

I think the difference is that openSUSE has better tools for the user. So users tend to use them. And that makes it easier for them to notice the occasional problem.

On Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:16:01 +0000, nrickert wrote:

> I rarely have repo issues with openSUSE.

Same here. But it depends on what you use for repos as well - because
anyone who wants to can create a repository, if you start adding large
numbers of repos to your installation (especially “home:” repos), then of
course there are going to be issues as people stop maintaining them or
delete them.

To the OP - there’s not a lot the project can do about that.


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It also depends on which release your using as well, for example in a few weeks the 42.2 repositories will start being removed, I’m sure there will be posts about this repository or that repository is gone.

Some processes on OBS are automatic especially on home repositories, users will be advised by email from admin that in X days it will be automatically deleted, if the email is not used, then it will go unless the user replies to the submit request… 42.2 release repositories will move to discontinued which is only mirrored by a few hosts…

maybe because i don’t have very high speed internet - the real internet download rate is around 100k only . probably opensuse servers doesn’t give connection priority for users in middle east .
thanks all for reading.

I understand your pain, slow connections mean you absolutely need reliable connections to update and patch.

You can do a lot to narrow down the cause of the problems you’re experiencing.
First, I didn’t notice what version of openSUSE you’re using… For such a slow Internet connection I <highly> recommend using LEAP and not Tumbleweed, the latter will more than triple the total file size for updating.

Test and monitor the quality of your network connection to the repository in case your problems aren’t with the repositories themselves.
First, you need to identify the repository you’re connecting to, better ideas than what I suggest next are welcome
You have two main approaches, the first is likely easiest

  • Select a specific repository mirror(preferably closest to you) from the following page and set that, instead of relying on mirrorbrain which dynamically chooses for you. If you don’t know how to modify or replace your existing repository configurations, post your question in the Technical Help Forums(recommend Install)

  • Immediately after or during an update, run netstat to list your network connections and find the repository address you’re connecting to.

Next, after identifying the repository mirror you’re using, run the following command which works like sonar, testing each router between you and the target, you’re looking for low and consistent latency numbers. If you see inconsistent(large and small) or consistently large numbers, then try another mirror. A mirror further away but more consistent latencies across hops might be slightly slower but will likely be more reliable.

traceroute *destination_name_or_ip *

Because you have such a slow connection, I highly recommend you disable or ignore automatic update notifications and apps, and instead manually update your system every 2 weeks to a month(or as frequently as you feel comfortable). You might even patch your system instead of updating if you only want to secure your system and feel new features are luxuries you can do without.

All that I’ve described about configuring, disabling automatic updates and manually updating or patching has been discussed and can be found in the Technical Help Forums, but you are unable to find the information you want or need clarification for your situation, don’t hesitate to post.


thanks friend , i didn’t know there are mirrors for repositories in all these countries, i will try them later (maybe when opensuse 15 is ready )

This might help if you decide to try again in the future.