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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: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 06:06:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060518040614.GA14640@xxxxxxx>
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.

> (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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