Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Repository 'Packman Repository' is invalid.
Can't provide /repodata/repomd.xml : Can't hardlink/copy /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001/repodata/repomd.xml to /var/cache/zypp/raw/ftp.skynet.be-suseMUwvKg
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Warning: Disabling repository 'Packman Repository' because of the above error.
Since I added the Packman repo via Yast (Yast -> Software -> Software Repositories -> Add -> Community Repositories) I was scratching my head trying to find out why. Then it hit me that Packman does not use a redirector URL like download.opensuse.org.
To resolve it I added another location for Packman (with autorefresh enabled):
zypper ar -f http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/packman/suse/11.2/ Packman
Then refresh the repo
zypper refresh Packman
For a list of additional repos you can add to openSUSE 11.2, do refer to http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
Sunday, January 10, 2010
OO.o 3.2 is now available via the OpenOffice.org Unstable repo for openSUSE.
Just add the below repo using zypper:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/UNSTABLE/openSUSE_11.2/ openSUSE\ 11.2\ OpenOffice\ Unstable
Change 11.2 to 11.1 or 11.0 if you are not running 11.2.
One of the coolest things of running openSUSE is the availability of the latest OO.o from the devels themselves, since Novell sponsors the excellent Go-oo variant of OpenOffice.org. Go-oo has better support for OOXML and VBA macros, GStreamer integration and 3D transition for Impress. Go-oo is the default OpenOffice.org bundled with other distros such as Ubuntu and Mandriva. Go-oo also has a version for MS Windows.