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The Repositories For apt-get In SUSE 10.2


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on July 9th, 2007 in Linux

Updated: November 9th, 2007

So today I was looking for a proper sources.list file that would work for apt-get in SUSE 10.2 since the one in yast and smart repositories comes with a broken list. And by broken I mean completely f***ed.

apt-get update
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386 release
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Get:1 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386 release
Ign ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386 release
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base pkglist
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base release
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update pkglist
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Get:1 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base pkglist
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update release
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Err ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base pkglist
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security pkglist
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Get:2 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base release
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security release
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Ign ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base release
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/rpmkeys pkglist
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Get:3 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update pkglist
Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/rpmkeys release
Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Err ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update pkglist
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Get:4 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update release
Ign ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update release
Get:5 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security pkglist
Err ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security pkglist
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Get:6 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security release
Ign ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security release
Get:7 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/rpmkeys pkglist
Err ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/rpmkeys pkglist
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Get:8 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/rpmkeys release
Ign ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/rpmkeys release
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/release  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.base  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/release.base  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.update  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/release.update  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.security  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/release.security  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.rpmkeys  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/release.rpmkeys  Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de'
Failed to fetch ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.base  Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Failed to fetch ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.update  Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Failed to fetch ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.security  Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '
Failed to fetch ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/10.2-i386/base/pkglist.rpmkeys  Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  '

The easiest solution is to download and install the rpms from ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/home%3A/rbos/openSUSE_10.2/i586/ instead, which come with the correct sources.list as pointed to by this post. Here it is (with the additional sources uncommented):

# A very basic sources.list file.
#
# Fastest repository comes first, with netselect it is possible to determine
# the fastest repository easily.
 
repomd http://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/suse/i386 update/10.2
repomd http://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/distribution 10.2/repo/oss/suse
 
# Visit http://software.opensuse.org/download/ to determine which additional
# components are available.  Some examples are given below, just uncomment
# the line to enable it.
 
repomd ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories home:/rbos/openSUSE_10.2
repomd ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_10.2
repomd ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_10.2
repomd ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories KDE:/Playground/openSUSE_10.2
repomd ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories mozilla/openSUSE_10.2
repomd ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories openSUSE:/Tools/openSUSE_10.2
repomd ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc              packman/suse/10.2
 
# The apt format
# rpm ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/ @ftp_dir@ base update security rpmkeys
# rpm ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/ @ftp_dir@ base update security rpmkeys

Updating this list produces a much nicer result:

apt update
Get:1 http://ftp-1.gwdg.de update/10.2 repomd.xml [1231B]
Get:2 http://ftp-1.gwdg.de 10.2/repo/oss/suse repomd.xml [951B]
Get:3 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de home:/rbos/openSUSE_10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Get:4 ftp://ftp.gwdg.de packman/suse/10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Get:5 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Get:6 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Get:7 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/Playground/openSUSE_10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Get:8 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de mozilla/openSUSE_10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Get:9 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de openSUSE:/Tools/openSUSE_10.2 repomd.xml [951B]
Fetched 8839B in 8s (1059B/s)
Get:1 http://ftp-1.gwdg.de update/10.2/ primary.xml [724kB]
Get:2 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de home:/rbos/openSUSE_10.2/ primary.xml [28.8kB]
Get:3 ftp://ftp.gwdg.de packman/suse/10.2/ primary.xml [2286kB]
Get:4 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de home:/rbos/openSUSE_10.2/ filelists.xml [46.5kB]
Get:5 http://ftp-1.gwdg.de update/10.2/ filelists.xml [4061kB]
Get:6 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_10.2/ primary.xml [112kB]
Get:7 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_10.2/ filelists.xml [1212kB]
Get:8 ftp://ftp.gwdg.de packman/suse/10.2/ filelists.xml [3021kB]
Get:9 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_10.2/ primary.xml [174kB]
Get:10 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/Backports/openSUSE_10.2/ filelists.xml [445kB]
Get:11 http://ftp-1.gwdg.de 10.2/repo/oss/suse/ primary.xml [6272kB]
Get:12 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/Playground/openSUSE_10.2/ primary.xml [16.7kB]
Get:13 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de KDE:/Playground/openSUSE_10.2/ filelists.xml [39.0kB]
Get:14 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de mozilla/openSUSE_10.2/ primary.xml [22.8kB]
Get:15 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de mozilla/openSUSE_10.2/ filelists.xml [339kB]
Get:16 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de openSUSE:/Tools/openSUSE_10.2/ primary.xml [6095B]
Get:17 ftp://ftp-1.gwdg.de openSUSE:/Tools/openSUSE_10.2/ filelists.xml [14.5kB]
Get:18 http://ftp-1.gwdg.de 10.2/repo/oss/suse/ filelists.xml [12.4MB]
Fetched 31.2MB in 1m18s (400kB/s)
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done

Now we got a working apt for SUSE 10.2.

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