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Enhancing openSUSE 11.2: Adding Repositories and Packages

Nov 20, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"openSUSE comes with an enormous amount of software in the official repositories. But, sometimes you just need something that isn't in the default release. Either because the package isn't offered through the official repos, or because you want to track software that's ahead of the current release.

"Adding a repository is a piece of cake. Just go to YaST (and give the admin password) and then select "Software Repositories" from the Software group. You'll see the list of configured repositories you have already.

"Click "Add" at the bottom of the dialog. Here you'll get the Media Type dialog, where you can start the process of adding a repository. Usually you'll want to just add an HTTP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) with the address of the repo, but Zypper supports many other types including HTTPS, FTP, CD/DVD media, NFS, and so on."

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