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Re: [opensuse] SUSE repository
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 15:36:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <45991C68.7000606@xxxxxxxxx>
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Robert Lewis wrote:
> Pascal Bleser wrote:
>> Robert Lewis wrote:
>>> I would like to get a better handle on the SUSE oss and non-oss
>>> repositories.
>>> Are these static ?
>>
>> Yes
>>
>>> If so are they identical to the installation media?
>>> Meaning, if I put the installation ISO image on my
>>> harddrive and point YaST installation sources to
>>> it is their any purpose in pointing to the above repositories?
>> The oss repository that's available from servers on the internet has
>> more packages than what is available on the CD/DVD ISOs.
>>
>> It indeed makes sense to also add the internet repositories to YaST2's
>> list of installation sources.
>>
> Thanks! One more question.
> If I purchase the Commercial DVD-9 release of 10.2 then is this the same
> as the repositories or is there still a benefit to pointing to them?

Even the DVD has less packages than the internet repository.
(the "commercial" DVD is exactly the same as the DVD ISO you can
download on the internet)

So, yes, even when you have the DVD, it still makes sense to add the
internet repositories.

cheers
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