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Re: [opensuse] Difference between Main Repository (OSS) and OSS
  • From: "Benji Weber" <>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 07:58:43 +0000
  • Message-id: <d6b310ce0803042358x3b07c741rd8b2843b50f91f36@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 04/03/2008, Tamas Sarga <tamas.sarga2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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When I installed restricted media formats one-click-install, it
requiered to add Main Repository (OSS) to my repositories.
What is the difference between

They are the same, remove one of them. YaST -> community repositories
will use the former URL, as will the YMP (one click install) files on

libzypp provides no way of determining whether two repositories are
identical - so the one click install handler currently just checks:

- The URL
- The Name
- The Alias

If all 3 pieces of information are different it re-adds it, which is not ideal.

It would be best if there were a way to detect duplicate repositories
and add the new URL as a mirror instead. At the moment there is not
even a unique identifier in the repository metadata though. The only
identifying feature is the metadata checksum, and to compare this one
would have to refresh all the local repositories first.

Benjamin Weber
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