I just saw observed some counter-intuitive zypper behaviour and want to ask about it.
When doing a distribution upgrade allowing vendor change, vendors of several packages are changed,
hujialun@bogon:~> sudo zypper dup --allow-vendor-change --dry-run
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Warning: You are about to do a distribution upgrade with all enabled repositories. Make sure these repositories are compatible before you continue. See 'man zypper' for more information about this command.
Computing distribution upgrade...
The following 2 packages are going to be upgraded:
The following package is going to be downgraded:
The following 3 packages are going to change vendor:
vlc-codec-gstreamer openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
vlc-vdpau openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
youtube-dl-bash-completion openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
2 packages to upgrade, 1 to downgrade, 3 to change vendor.
Overall download size: 271.5 KiB. Already cached: 0 B. No additional space will
be used or freed after the operation.
Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y): n
Thanks all for the quick and helpful replies! I now understand that http://packman.links2linux.de is not repo-specific and is related to the repository contents instead. The vendor change is directed to the enabled packman mirror correctly.
One thing I am still not very sure about is, where exactly does this “http://packman.links2linux.de” string come from and what is its significance? I don’t think it can be the identity of the GPG key, which should be an email and is email@example.com upon check.
In other words, would it be possible for me to change this indication to something more human-readable, e.g. Packman? If possible, where should I begin looking into?
Yes, I added local mirrors (11, 12, 13) and disabled the universal ones as a dirty quick fix, because MirrorBrain does not seem to be redirecting traffic to the fastest mirror nearby and the download speed is rather slow. (Not sure why – the mirrors do exist on the list at https://mirrors.opensuse.org/)