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Re: [opensuse-project] More bad PR from Novell
  • From: Martin Schlander <suse@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 15:19:07 +0200
  • Message-id: <200705051519.07404.suse@xxxxxxxxxx>
Den Saturday 05 May 2007 01:30:13 skrev Volker Kuhlmann:
> Repositories are too difficult to add to suse. Mostly because finding
> them in the first place takes too long for a non-techie, partly because
> it's too slow. And too damn buggy - repos which were configured before
> just pop off the list (but are still being refreshed, creating a "what
> the hell is this *&@#$&@( box downloading for the next 15 minutes?). A
> non-techie wouldn't know any of this.

I disagree.

Nowadays you can add the official repos during installation.

If you choose to do it manually you no longer need to split the url, you can 
simply copy/paste the url to yast installation source module.

.. or you can run zypper sa <url> <alias>

What's difficult about that? 

Finding the repositories might be a bit difficult for a clueless n00b, but 
doesn't that go for Ubuntu too, if you want unofficial repos?

We have these nice wiki pages:
http://en.opensuse.org/Package_Repositories
http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories

A google search for: "opensuse repository" will take you right there - #1 
find.

Maybe the n00b doesn't understand why it doesn't just take an instant, but at 
least now we have progress bars.

I really can't see how it could be any easier.
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