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Old 02-26-2005, 09:55 PM   #16
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Originally posted by Megaman X
Here is one way to do that:

1 - Open YaST, then choose "Change Source of Installation" from "Software" tab;

2 - You will see a line similar to this:
Status | Name               | Url
On     | Suse Linux 9.1     | cd://,devices=/devhdc,/dev/hdd
I'd recommend you to click on the button "Disable", to disable that source (don't delete it, just disable). SuSE 9.1 Pro has 5 disks and it's a pain switching disks if you don't have a DVD drive. Doing that, every package will be downloaded from the web instead. When done, you will notice that the "Status" field shows Off.

3 - On SuSE's site you have to find the nearest mirror for you:

When done, at the very same window where you've "disabled" your CD-Rom source, click on "Add". I've chosen to use fpt transfer.

4 - Add the nearest mirror in the field that pops up. This can be tricky here. e.g:

My nearest mirror is sunet (Sweden). The address looks like this:

However, that will not work directly into YaST. These are the values I added:

Server Name:
Directory on Server: pub/Linux/distributions/suse/suse/i386/9.1/

you will most likely need to navigate through the ftp server with a browser until you find a valid source that matches your hardware and Operating System.

Good luck!
I have tried doing this - as I was having simmilar problems, and then I have gone into install new programs in yast, but it seems to have details of nothing new
Old 03-01-2005, 12:09 PM   #17
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Originally posted by little_penguin
I have tried doing this - as I was having simmilar problems, and then I have gone into install new programs in yast, but it seems to have details of nothing new
Try adding new repositories to the YaST, as packman's. This thread shows how to any a new one, with extra packages, helping another member to install mplayer in SuSE through YaST. Quite interesting, but I've not tried myself:

Most likely, you will find a lot of repositories on google for SuSE.



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