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Old 11-09-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Angry where's packman


During the last several times I have tried to install new software Packman will not refresh.

Anyone else having this same problem?

I have two machines both when trying refresh packman come up with a error can not refresh.

Is there another source available for mplayer, flash player and the likes.

or has this deal with bill put an end to those types of updates?

Suse 10.0
 
Old 11-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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Quick glance tells me that Packman is a project not connected with SUSE--Why not use the SUSE package manager?
This is straying from the topic, but I am finding that the #1 discriminator among distros is the package management system. Right now, I would rank a few of them this way:
#1 APT/Synaptic (Debian, Ubuntu, Mepis, etc)
#2 Pacman (Arch Linux)
#3 YUM/RPM (Fedora)
~#5 or 6 YAST (SUSE and others)
 
Old 11-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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Packman

Ok I am confused.

When I installed Suse 10.0 (about 7-8 months ago I did a lot of reading.
one site offered info on how to:
How to install extra packages through YaST IE real player, all the codec's for avi ect, Flash player, adobe reader and so on.
And gave up a web site (packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0)that I could add to my installation source in YaST.
the jem report was the web site.

It also included how to's on installing ATI drivers, basically it was a web site for someone like me A true newby.

And up to recent whenever I did a search for mplayer or other software I guessed was not available through the normal repositories it was available at (packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0)they would have the extra goodies.

I tried to install something (through YaST, right before my machine took a dump)could not refresh error came up and whatever I was trying to download wasn't available because this packman.rsync.zmi.at/suse/10.0 would not refresh.

And I was wondering if someone would know another installation source (that I could add to YaST for some of the extra things not available through the normal repositories for Open source Suse 10.0 which I am using.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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Have you looked at this?
http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_package_repository

I got this with "suse repositories" on Google

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Old 11-10-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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Also, in the SuSE sub-forum here at LQ, there is a sticky thread dedicated to openSuSE repositories
 
Old 11-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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great info

Thanks all
I think I've been pointed in the right direction.

The feed back was great.
 
  


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