On Sunday 09 December 2007 07:59:30 am M9. wrote:
Is there a reason that a /home/dir can not be added to the install sources? Than there should be a workaround, which is:?
I'm a bit late with answer. It was written an hour ago, before lunch, but it adds more info, so here it is:
/home/RPM/ can be added, but it has to contain metadata about packages. The way I use is to run program 'createrepo' in that directory which will create subdirectory 'repodata' and than add /home/RPM/ to package sources.
With this procedure YaST etc, will complain that packages are not signed, but you can tell to use them anyway.
Second deficiency of this method is that you have to run 'createrepo' on every change otherwise YaST or 'zypper refresh' will not find any changes you made, ie. will not find new packages or complain about missing packages.