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Old 01-21-2011, 05:06 AM   #1
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Use ISO as HTTP repository

I have the ISO files of the SuSE Linux Enterprise SDK and have already successfully used them as installation source in Zypper and YaST.
However, I now want to move them to another server which I want to access via http. I have already mounted the ISOs and copied the files from them to the server, but I did not manage to add the repository. I tried to add via YaST an http repository using the directory on the server where I copied the files to, but the repository does not show up in the list. Instead, a new service has been added, but without any repositories in it.
I also tried to add it via zypper using this command:
zypper ar SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Software-Development-Kit-11_11-0
This seems to work, but when I refresh the repositories I get the following error:
Retrieving repository 'SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Software-Development-Kit-11_11-0' metadata [error]
Repository 'SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Software-Development-Kit-11_11-0' is invalid.
File /var/tmp/TmpFile.IfsKSq doesn't contain public key data
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Skipping repository 'SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Software-Development-Kit-11_11-0' because of the above error.
Besides, the repository has type "rpm-md" instead of "yast2".
Is it impossible to use the files from the ISO as an http repository, or can anybode tell me what to do?

Thanks a lot!
Old 01-21-2011, 05:28 AM   #2
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Just after having written the post, I found a workaround at least: I added the repository using ftp which worked fine. I then manually edited the .repo file in /etc/zypp/repos.d changing the "baseurl" entry, and now it works as intended. However, I would like to understand why I could not add an http source directly.
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Because you'll have limitless apps. 1 cd doesn't hold that much and you'll need updates. The cd should be commented out of sources.list, so you don't have to insert cd everytime you want to add an app.


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