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Re: [SLE] where to find these packages? Novell website said they are part of 10.0 but not on my discs
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 15:29:46 +1000
  • Message-id: <446C064A.2010002@xxxxxxxxxx>
Marcus Meissner wrote:
On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 01:55:50PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
Darryl Gregorash wrote:
On 17/05/06 13:52, Ken Schneider wrote:
really -- with apparently 3 repositories needed just to get the
equivalent of the boxed set (and that still doesn't get you far --
Packman at least is still needed), far too confusing.
What is confusing? If you used M$ you would have to use far more places
to gather the software provided by 3-4 SUSE repos.

The main repositories are on opensuse.org and its mirrors (and of
course, Packman :-) ), and maybe also suse.com is needed, while the
updates are on suse.com. Not including the updates, there are 3 or 4
repositories needed, when one should suffice (combine all the non-OSS
and OSS sources on the opensuse mirrors, in one repository).
Couldn't we have someone knowledgeable to put together an entry into the FAQ (?wiki site so that we don't have to go thru this everytime? I for one am absolutely confused about what I have to or not to download to get the wholesheebang working. OK, I now think that what Carl provided as list/source of files I can now set the Updated correctly but when it comes to getting the next issue of SuSE it all be confusion again.

Its there:

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version#Downloads

And the additional external repos ... Well, there are many and
this is _intended_ that way.

OK, tell me where on www.novell.com can I find the entry to the above?

In fact, where does it even mention that 10.1 is available for download?

I probably missed it all but I don't have the time to go wading thru a labyrinth looking for something which ought to be obvious to a newbie.
(Why do things have to be made so bloody confusing for people?! Why not just one directory where one can go to and download everything that's there to have a fully functioning OS? But that would be too sensible, wouldn't it?)

There must be at least the split off between OSS and non-OSS software
to seperate them.

Ciao, Marcus

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Cheers.


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