YaSTs Installation Sources Module

YaST has a module to display and modify the current installation sources. This is found in YaST's main menu under the "Software" section, labeled "Software Repositories." It can also be started from the command line with the command yast2 inst_source.

In Figure 12-1, you can see the state of this module after a fresh installation of openSUSE. The only installation sources (software repositories) listed are the original installation media and the openSUSE update source.

In order to add a repository, you obviously need to know its location; it can be provided by various network protocols. The example used here is a directory on the openSUSE Build Service: the one containing the latest packages for the Heartbeat High Availability software by Lars Marowski-Bree. The URL for this directory is http://download.opensuse.org

/repositories/home:/LarsMB/openSUSE_10.3/i 586/.

In Figures 12-2, 12-3,and 12-4 we add this repository to our installation sources using YaST.

Now that we have added the new repository, the packages in it are available and listed whenever we want to add software, and dependencies will be resolved correctly as far as possible.

FIGURE 12-1

YaST's Software Repositories module soon after installation

FIGURE 12-1

YaST's Software Repositories module soon after installation

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