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Old 01-02-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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which repositories should/should not be enabled? openSUSE 11.4


Hi. I've wondered whether certain repositories should or should not be enabled. Are there conflicts with dependencies or versions when you download something? Why not just enable all the repositories I can? Here is my list of repos:
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#  | Alias                               | Name                                               | Enabled | Refresh                                                                   
---+-------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------+---------+--------                                                                   
 1 | 11.3 - VideoLan                     | 11.3 - VideoLan                                    | No      | No                                                                        
 2 | Packman Repository                  | Packman Repository                                 | Yes     | Yes                                                                       
 3 | SuSE                                | SuSE                                               | Yes     | Yes                                                                       
 4 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82                | No      | Yes                                                                       
 5 | devel:languages:perl                | devel:languages:perl                               | No      | Yes                                                                       
 6 | download.opensuse.org-UpdatedApps   | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:UpdatedApps            | No      | Yes                                                                       
 7 | google-chrome                       | google-chrome                                      | No      | Yes                                                                       
 8 | google-earth                        | google-earth                                       | No      | Yes                                                                       
 9 | libdvdcss                           | libdvdcss                                          | Yes     | Yes                                                                       
10 | libdvdcss repository                | libdvdcss repository                               | Yes     | Yes                                                                       
11 | mono-stable                         | mono-stable                                        | Yes     | No                                                                        
12 | mozilla                             | Mozilla based projects (openSUSE_11.3)             | No      | No                                                                        
13 | mozilla_beta                        | Experimental/beta Mozilla versions (openSUSE_11.3) | No      | No                                                                        
14 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82             | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82                            | No      | No                                                                        
15 | packman                             | packman                                            | Yes     | Yes                                                                       
16 | repo-11.4-non-oss                   | openSUSE-11.4 Non-OSS                              | Yes     | No                                                                        
17 | repo-11.4-oss                       | openSUSE-11.4 OSS                                  | Yes     | No                                                                        
18 | repo-11.4-update                    | openSUSE-11.4 Updates                              | Yes     | No                                                                        
19 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-11.3-Debug                                | No      | Yes                                                                       
20 | repo-non-oss                        | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss                              | No      | Yes                                                                       
21 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-11.3-Oss                                  | No      | Yes                                                                       
22 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-11.3-Source                               | No      | Yes    
23 | server:php                          | server:php                                         | No      | Yes    
24 | spins:invis                         | spins:invis                                        | No      | Yes
Please advise on anything abnormal you see here. I'm still not sure how to use repos or even how they work for that matter.
Thank you.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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The danger with multiple repositories is that you might get a patch from one being applied to a program from another. Only the other day, we had someone here who'd trashed his CentOS installation with just that problem.

If a repository provides something that no-one else has, then it's OK: Google, Adobe, libdvdcss. If two repositories offer different versions of the same things, that's bad: 11.3 and 11.4. If a repository offers something you don't need, don't have it enabled: if it is, you're updating your data from it every time you use the software installer.
 
  


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