shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Dec 12 10:20:47 MST 2005
Stuart Jansen wrote:
> Does anyone know of an online repository I can use to install software,
> preferably using yast? (Or whatever the SUSE community considers the
> equivalent of yum/up2date and apt-get/aptitude.) Expecting me to have
> the CDs ever time I want to install something is crazy. I've been poking
> around for a day now, and so far I haven't been able to find a simple
> online repository of SUSE 10.0 rpms.
With any RPM-based distro, I always copy the contents of all of the
install CDs to the hard drive. Saves me a lot of time and bandwidth.
YAST seems to integrate support for doing this, in fact: if you name the
copied directories "cd1", "cd2", etc., then tell YAST to use the
directory named "cd1" as a package repository, it will automatically
find the other CDs in the neighboring directories.
Also, are you using SUSE or OpenSUSE? Even though I have access to
licenses for "enterprise" SUSE, I prefer OpenSUSE just because it's
easier to fetch from the net. (Novell is doing themselves a huge
disservice by making the free version easier and more accessible, even
to customers, than the version that costs money. Oh well.)
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