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Old 10-08-2006, 12:03 PM   #16
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the correct format for sources.list seems to be:
repomd KDE3 SUSE_Linux_10.0
repomd Backports SUSE_Linux_10.0
apt apparently looks for a file called repomd.xml which lists other xml files in compressed .gz form which contain all the package info. here's the repomd.xml that was returned from the first repo:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<repomd xmlns="">
  <data type="other">
    <location href="repodata/other.xml.gz"/>
    <checksum type="sha">c68d0c330f5449c9061666ae7a4ead75e74ace24</checksum>
    <open-checksum type="sha">ee2c45e2f36529235db2a3742a0b19a67b8cd175</open-checksum>
  <data type="filelists">
    <location href="repodata/filelists.xml.gz"/>
    <checksum type="sha">4fb7bb44c7b84ee946bd53d8be38070103bee71b</checksum>
    <open-checksum type="sha">5217a25a2848a83531d0f2c48681b1edd6c42cb5</open-checksum>
  <data type="primary">
    <location href="repodata/primary.xml.gz"/>
    <checksum type="sha">b1102009d1b0877ef10184a41f7e0d9a85c99d64</checksum>
    <open-checksum type="sha">51b0951f5867bcf85efb9e47a79d0caa19af5a9f</open-checksum>
here's the errors i'm getting when i try to update:
Ign KDE3 repomd.xml
Ign Backports repomd.xml
Fetched 14.8kB in 3s (4156B/s)
Err KDE3/ primary.xml
  404 Not Found
Err Backports/ primary.xml
  404 Not Found

Failed to fetch  404 Not Found
Failed to fetch  404 Not Found
i can download the files manually from: and extract them but i don't know where to put them. that 'Ign' thing makes me wonder if something is disabled in the config somewhere which is telling apt not to import the files? do we need to enable the repomd format?
anybody get this working yet?

Last edited by rickbot; 10-08-2006 at 12:48 PM.
Old 10-09-2006, 07:15 AM   #17
drew boardman
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updating kde with apt

Dear Rickbot
To be frank, I'd all but given up updating KDE, there did'nt seem to be anybody else following the post either.

I get the same error as you, maybe your ideas will spur some more enlightened souls to come and rescue us!

Old 10-09-2006, 11:04 AM   #18
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to be frank? you're in France - nice one!
now that i look at this again, repomd.xml is ignored because it doesn't contain any package data. it just calls in the other files that do list the packages. the problem is more likely with how the repository is set up. oh well, i got it done with yast anyway. set installation sources as:

server name:
directory: pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source/

server name:
directory: pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source-java/

server name:
directory: KDE:/KDE3/SUSE_Linux_10.0/

set refresh to 'on'. now go into 'software management' and select 'selections' from the filter drop-down and select 'all of kde'. or if you want a total upgrade go package groups->zzz all. now go to package->all in this list->update if newer version available and hit accept and you're on your way. the urls are slightly different for 10.1 but a little investigation should solve this. all dependencies were solved without problems and i've got kde 3.5.4 running smoothly. i'm using the non-oss eval version of suse 10.0 and the opensuse repositories didn't give me a problem either. good hunting!

Last edited by rickbot; 10-09-2006 at 11:12 AM.


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