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Re: [opensuse] Nvidia Leap Repository?
On 2017-06-20 01:31, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
On 06/19/2017 03:57 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-06-19 22:35, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
When the Community nVidia repository is added from yast2 we get this as
a url:

http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.2

This should be correct since nVidia disabled their ftp server. But the
directory pointed
to is empty. as is 42.1 and 42.3. Indeed, there is nothing at all in
the "leap" directory.
That web page is designed so that it fails with browsers. It works with
yast or zypper only.

How would that work, Carlos? What secret protocol or port-knock would
zypper use
to reveal content that isn't visible to http?

It is not a secret, it has been mentioned in this thread and others, but as I
know little about http I can't explain it. Assume that a browser doesn't find
what it expects. There is no index file for Apache to serve, but there are
files that YaST does expect and it directly asks for them.



Also, on one of my systems I have the nVidia repository enabled as a
Community entry
in yast2:

http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.2

Yet when looking at the nVidia data in yast2 it shows the most recent
version from:

obs://build.suse.de/Proprietary:X11:Drivers

So?


This whole thing started because I was getting dinged on a Nessus scan
for an out-of-date
nVidia driver. As of today it's okay, but the nvidia.com repo isn't
being used. Is it now moot?

No.

Can it be removed from the repo list?

No.



Telcontar:~ # zypper up --download-only nvidia-glG03
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following 8 items are locked and will not be changed by any action:
Available:
PackageKit PackageKit-gtk3-module calibre cdrkit-cdrtools-compat
gnome-packagekit pk-update-icon plymouth wodim

The following package is going to be upgraded:
nvidia-glG03

1 package to upgrade.
Overall download size: 20.9 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. Download only.
Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): y
Retrieving package nvidia-glG03-340.102-7.1.x86_64

(1/1), 20.9 MiB (131.3 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving: nvidia-glG03-340.102-7.1.x86_64.rpm
.................................................................................................................[done
(5.8 MiB/s)]
Telcontar:~ #



See? There is no problem here downloading the update.


--
Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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