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Old 04-05-2005, 08:14 PM   #76
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use online update to install security patches ,they will be listed at the top in red.next in the list are the recommended updates in blue.
system update would be to install updates/upgrade from disk.

ftp.suse.com should not be used (although you can) ,use a mirror instead.
this is my source setup:
type=http server=packman.iu-bremen.de directory=suse/9.1
type=ftp server=ftp.gwdg.de directory=pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_9.1/yast-source
type=ftp server=ftp.gwdg.de directory=pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/GNOME/update_for_9.1/yast-source
type=ftp server=ftp.gwdg.de directory=pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/misc/update_for_9.1/yast-source

just enter them in exactly as i posted....no leading /
this enables the packman sources an uses suse's primary mirror.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:07 AM   #77
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bonito:

For security updates and bugfixes run YOU (Online Update). I think this is what you are looking for.

You cannot use 9.2 update files. They won't install.

Version updates of single packages are not officially supported by SUSE (you need to get the next higher version of SUSE), but made available for those who do not care about a little instability in the supplementary folders. This is what this thread is about.

The module 'System update' updates all packages on your system that are available on your installation sources in a higher version. It may even be possible to update from 9.1 to 9.2 by this function, however this is not recommended (always update from a boot-CD, since only then the new kernel runs right from the start).
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:37 AM   #78
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When you get stuff for packman itís good to use one of his mirrors.
Source: ftp://packman.links2linux.de/pub/packman/MIRRORS

Bandwith of the original ftp service is limited.
Please use one of the mirrors for faster downloads.

##### # ###### ## #### ######
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# # # # # # # #
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*Please:*
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use one of the follwing mirrors for downloading PackMan software packages:

***********************************************************************************
* UpdateInt. * Mirror-Server *
***********************************************************************************
* 30 mins * http://packman.iu-bremen.de/ *
* 30 mins * http://packman.rsync.zmi.at/ or ftp://packman.rsync.zmi.at/ *
* 30 mins * http://mirror.geht-schon.de/packman.links2linux.de/ *
* 1 day * ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/ *
* 1 day * ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefe.../misc/packman/ *
***********************************************************************************
Thank you.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:43 PM   #80
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Mirrors = Nice

okay,
for the last two posts about using mirrors instead as a curtesy for packman...

im going to add piscikeeper's code into my installation source:
ftp.suse.com should not be used (although you can) ,use a mirror instead.
this is my source setup:
type=http server=packman.iu-bremen.de directory=suse/9.1
type=ftp server=ftp.gwdg.de directory=pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_9.1/yast-source
type=ftp server=ftp.gwdg.de directory=pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/GNOME/update_for_9.1/yast-source
type=ftp server=ftp.gwdg.de directory=pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/misc/update_for_9.1/yast-source
---

How would i alter that so that im using packman's mirrors instead?

Thanks!!
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:06 PM   #81
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No, I think you have misunderstood something.
Packman has extra software packages that you donít find in the original SUSE ftp.
Xine(with divx, xvid ÖÖ.) :-)
So donít delete the old mirrors.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:08 PM   #82
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Add the new ones like this.
ftp:
mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de

dir:
pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/9.1
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:12 PM   #83
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Wink

Sorry, just found out that this forum is for upgrade sources only, not sources for install
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:18 PM   #84
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the packman source i listed is a mirror,no need to alter it.it's the first server in the posted list.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #85
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okay,

well, i enetered all 4 servers into my "Source installation" section in YAST.


I also saw that they gave me the option to disable/enable whichever servers i want.

So my Question:

if i leave them all Enabled,
and attempt to install a package that i dont have (like say, Xine) through YAST,
will it automatically search my the server mirrors that are enabled?

I assume yes.

But when i change from the "Search" category to the "Package Group" category,
and scroll all the way to the bottom, i see a "zzz All".

whats that about?
Does that represent all the mirror servers that i have enabled? or only the first one in the list?


Just kind of fuzzy on this stuff. But i like it!!

= ]
 
Old 04-07-2005, 03:55 PM   #86
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Ok all
I have succesfully added some of the other update sources to my Suse version, I tried 9.2 professional but went back to 9.1 due to some of my favourite programs missing dependencies and running conflicts with 9.2. I am now back to 9.1 with KDE 3.3 which I installed through an Xterminal, my current problem is should I remove my Suse install disc as a source in order to get over the limitations/Novellisms that I keep getting?

Mad Malc
 
Old 04-07-2005, 04:30 PM   #87
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Quote:
Originally posted by bonito
okay,

well, i enetered all 4 servers into my "Source installation" section in YAST.


I also saw that they gave me the option to disable/enable whichever servers i want.

So my Question:

if i leave them all Enabled,
and attempt to install a package that i dont have (like say, Xine) through YAST,
will it automatically search my the server mirrors that are enabled?

I assume yes.

But when i change from the "Search" category to the "Package Group" category,
and scroll all the way to the bottom, i see a "zzz All".

whats that about?
Does that represent all the mirror servers that i have enabled? or only the first one in the list?


Just kind of fuzzy on this stuff. But i like it!!

= ]
No, all the enabled sources are added to the YAST installation. If you have a original source enabled and a packman source, and you want to install Xine with DIVX, XVID.
Then you first uninstall the Xine that came with SUSE(Xine-Lib).
Then you start the install packed again and install the one from Packman(LibXine1)
PS: Press versions to see where the packed is from. And enable auto control.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:36 AM   #88
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http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/11504.html (Instructions to add FTP to install source on Suse)

Just saw this on someone's signature and thought it should be here.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:29 AM   #89
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Thanks guys,,

My system just went haywire on me and had to reinstall...

My fault,, changed the video driver with out creating a restore point...

Any way installing all the packages again..

Thanks for the sticky...
 
Old 06-03-2005, 06:56 AM   #90
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GURU source, best out there for general packages

Quote:
Originally posted by abisko00
SUSE offers a X.Org version for 9.1, but it seems not to be ready for use with the Yast installer. You probably need to download the packages and install them manually.

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/X/Xorg/
Just to add, Yast will discover any rpm, that is located in a local drive, i.e. a windows share drive, although it will complain if there is no source info.

So if you know the rpms you want but don't have the yast source just download them to a local directory and add the source in yast .
Be sure they are safe. I've only tried this with binary rpms, src rpms. might work as well.
The ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/ rpms should be safe.

It would be nice if one could download ones entire desired rpm install and create "a custom distro" located in a share drive.
Then actually install from there without going through whole FTP hassel, and package hangups.
Its only about 3-5 gigs and its nice to have your own, personnel distro and you can maitiin it be adding newer rpm versions and their dependencies.

I've seen this done before, but for the life of me I've never figured out how to do it from a mini install iso.

Anyway, use this site to add additional yast sources.

http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/

ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-guru (in case the link is ever broken)

TIP!!! BE SURE TO REFRESH YOUR SOURCES OFTEN. When you sources change yast will not know this sometimes (maybe always, not entirely sure). When you add or change a source its info is stored, so when you begin to add software, it just checks that info list, not the actual source.

Last edited by SCOSWriter; 06-03-2005 at 07:01 AM.
 
  


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