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Old 08-02-2006, 04:04 AM   #1
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Software repositories in Suse 10.1


I recently switched from Kanotix to Suse 10.1. When searching for packages in the software installation tool I find that a lot of packages are missing. Looking in YaST>Software>Installation Source I find the following source: Name = YUM, URL = http://suse.cbn.net.id/i386/update/10.1. Are there any other repositories that work well with Suse 10.1 and are more complete?

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Old 08-02-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Suse Forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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You could install the smart package manager from guru's site. It comes preconfigured with many third party and update repos for various versions of Suse. There is also a nice gui frontend called smart-gui.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 03:24 AM   #4
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I have a new problem. I found a thread with info on usefull reposotories for 10.1 but when trying to add it in YaST2 it is extremely slow. In fact, almost everything you do in YaST2 is painfull. Is there any cure for this? It seems that lots of other people on the forum also experience this. How can I resolve this?

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Old 08-03-2006, 04:11 AM   #5
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Yast is a bit slow, however the first time you connect to a repo, it has to d/l all the info so it takes a bit and if you marked it to refresh every time.... needless to say I am a big SMART convert. It may not be the super gui like yast, but everythings soo easy it. and its pretty smart too (pardon the pun)
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:56 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cvzyl
I have a new problem. I found a thread with info on usefull reposotories for 10.1 but when trying to add it in YaST2 it is extremely slow. In fact, almost everything you do in YaST2 is painfull. Is there any cure for this? It seems that lots of other people on the forum also experience this. How can I resolve this?

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Novell shipped very buggy package management tools in Suse 10.1. There is a fix somewhere (you need to run the online update which may or may not work poperly), but I think most people had already moved to the smart packae manager because it just works and isn't as slow as YAST.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 05:32 PM   #7
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Hi reddazz

I assume the smart application you are referring to is the one that comes with SuSE. I typed the smart command into a terminal and it said I should install it from the CD media. Busy doing it now, YaST taking its time as usuall.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 07:38 PM   #8
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hmmmmm, don't know about that. yast will find it at gurus repo.

this was how i did it http://spinink.net/2006/05/20/instal...ckage-manager/

you'll be very happy. you'll even smile.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 07:52 PM   #9
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Hi reddazz

I assume the smart application you are referring to is the one that comes with SuSE. I typed the smart command into a terminal and it said I should install it from the CD media. Busy doing it now, YaST taking its time as usuall.
I meant the version from Guru (hence the link in my first post) and not the one thats shipped by Suse. Osbies link is very good and has all the details you need.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 01:05 PM   #10
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Hi osbie

Thanks, this is a great link. What do I do if I already installed smart 0.41 using YaST? Will this overwrite the older version?

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Old 08-04-2006, 01:43 PM   #11
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Hi osbie

Thanks, this is a great link. What do I do if I already installed smart 0.41 using YaST? Will this overwrite the older version?

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To be safe, uninstall it first using YAST or the rpm command.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #12
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reddazz, my YaST is extremely slow, can you help me with the rpm command?
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:54 PM   #13
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I uninstalled smart using YaST, now I have a problem installing the new version using the directions on spinink. I get the following result:

[0] y2pm > isc smart smart-gui smart-addons smart-ksmarttray
not downgrading smart
not downgrading smart-gui
i smart (0.41-23 / _0.41-23) - Smart Package Manager
i smart-gui (0.41-23 / _0.41-23) - Graphical User Interface for smart
+ smart-addons (0.42-3.guru.suse101) - Additional Bindings and Tools for the Smart Package Manager
+ smart-ksmarttray (0.42-3.guru.suse101) - KDE System Tray for the Smart Package Manager
*** Packages to install ***

*** Conflicts ***
Name: smart(*)
Edition: EDITION-UNSPEC
Referers: smart-addons-0.42-3.guru.suse101 requires smart = 0.42-3.guru.suse101, smart-ksmarttray-0.42-3.guru.suse101 requires smart = 0.42-3.guru.suse101
Not-Available: [0.42-3.guru.suse101,0.42-3.guru.suse101]
Remove-Referers: smart-ksmarttray, smart-addons

Name: smart-gui(*)
Edition: EDITION-UNSPEC
Referers: smart-addons-0.42-3.guru.suse101 requires smart-gui = 0.42-3.guru.suse101
Not-Available: [0.42-3.guru.suse101,0.42-3.guru.suse101]
Remove-Referers: smart-addons

Name: smart-addons
Edition: 0.42-3.guru.suse101
From-Input-List: yes
Unresolvable: smart-addons-0.42-3.guru.suse101 requires smart = 0.42-3.guru.suse101, smart-addons-0.42-3.guru.suse101 requires smart-gui = 0.42-3.guru.suse101

Name: smart-ksmarttray
Edition: 0.42-3.guru.suse101
From-Input-List: yes
Unresolvable: smart-ksmarttray-0.42-3.guru.suse101 requires smart = 0.42-3.guru.suse101


Packages with errors: 4
Packages to install: 2
Packages to keep: 756
Packages to delete: 0
Download size: 37.4 kB
Needed Space: 37.3 kB

After the I got the error the first time I updated the guru source as per instructions on the site. What is wrong?

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Old 08-04-2006, 06:14 PM   #14
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It seems like you did not download the main smart package. The packages you need are smart, smart-gui and smart-addons. When you have downloaded and saved them somewhere, install them all at the same time by doing something like,
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#rpm -Uvh smart*.rpm
If there are any complaints about missing packages, download those as well.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 02:09 AM   #15
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I didn't download any version of smart, I used the y2pmsh command mentioned on the spinink site. I added guru's repositories so it is supposed to download the necessary packages automatically. I now downloaded all the RPM packages from his site and will instal it using YaST.
 
  


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