After trying out the various opensuse releases I finally thought 11.2 might be ready for general public use. I thought wrong. Now on both my linux installations, I can’t install/upgrade any software. I’ve deleted all the repositories and tried to add Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss
It always fails with

Can’t provide /suse/setup/descr/packages.gz : Can’t hardlink/copy /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001/suse/setup/descr/packages.gz to /var/cache/zypp/raw/OSS_1IQ2BAK
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.

What an absolutely meaningless user unfriendly failure message.


Actually the error message is very explicit, it can’t find the repository files because YOU removed them. A windows message would only give you a numeric string with no explanation or documentation.

You need to reinstall those repositories from your installation media.

I notice you say both your installations. Are they both the same distro/version? If so, did you delete the repos on both of them? If not and they are, copy the repos from the good one with:

zypper repos -e myreposbackup.repo

Then import that file into the other system with:

zypper ar -r myreposbackup.repo

If you still have problems post again and we’ll try to help.

Just curious, why did you delete the repos?:slight_smile:

I think the OP is a troll. See his one other post.

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