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Old 11-06-2007, 10:36 AM   #1
dmsynck
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Sled 10 SP1 and OpenSUSE repos


Hi all,

I recently installed SLED 10 SP1 and am trying to figure out which OpenSUSE repositories might be compatible with it. Not that I mind paying Novell $50.00 a year if I absolutely have to, but I would prefer to use OpenSUSE packages and updates. I need to run SLED 10 SP1, as opposed to OpenSUSE, in the environment I work in, due to the need to run things like Groupwise and Novell Client. I have tried using the following repos, but got a lot of dependency errors when trying to update.

http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...10.2/repo/oss/
http://download.suse.com/update/10.2/

I read on another forum that SLED 10 SP1 and OpenSUSE 10.2 have the same codebase, does anyone know if this is true and whether SLED 10 SP1 can use packages/updates from OpenSUSE 10.2 ? Or if not, which OpenSUSE version would be compatible ?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 11-06-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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I think SLES uses hashes to verify the update or install of any package; you may not be able to install rpm's not from the SLES repositories or CDs. The YUM in SLES is different than the one in OpenSUSE. Stick to SLES packages for SLES and all other rpm packages for OpenSUSE.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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I have used many of the OpenSuse 10.2 packages on SLED 10 SP1. Yes, there are issues. But for packages that do not directly conflict with the SLED10 base it works fine. On occasion there have been some conflicts that cause a bit of problems but that is usually easily resolved by disabling the opensuse 10.2 repositories and reverting to the SLED packages in YaST.

Now, if I could only figure out why my keyboard settings dialog in personal preferences is empty at the moment. It happened after upgrading to the latest version of Krusader.

/leonand
 
Old 12-01-2007, 01:54 AM   #4
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I think SLED or SLES has the same code base with SUSE 10.1 not openSUSE 10.2 . Correct me if I am wrong please.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 03:25 AM   #5
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If you have SLED/SLES 10.0, then you need to use the openSUSE 10.1 repos. SLED/SLES 10.0 is based on openSUSE 10.1.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 05:38 AM   #6
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Actually,

I just spoke to Novell people about this. And they told me SLED 10 *SP1* was based on OpenSuse 10.2 with backports for the necessary kernel functionality.

The same goes for SLES 10 SP1.

Hence , you should be using OpenSuse 10.2 repositories. And like I wrote before, for me OpenSuse 10.2 packages have worked just fine with only minor glitches.


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Last edited by leonand; 12-05-2007 at 05:39 AM.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 02:18 AM   #7
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I wouldn't do that! Doing it will only break your SLED/SLES installation. 10.1 repositories will not! Also, at least for KDE, there are backport repositories which are a much better option.

Here are some repositories that get regularly updated and will add functionality that is not available in the official SLED/SLES deliveries (such as media capabilities).

download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Backports/SLE_10
download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/SLE_10
download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/SLE_10
download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/SLED_10
download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/EXTRAS/SLED_10
download.opensuse.org/repositories/Java:/addon/SLE_10
download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/jnweiger/SLE_10
packman.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/10.1
ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.1
www2.ati.com/suse/sle10sp2

Of course there is the official list at:
en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories
 
  


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