Additional package repositories
tagline: From openSUSE
- For official repositories (OSS, non-OSS, Update, Update-Non-OSS) and semi official repositories (including KDE, GNOME and Java repositories) see Package repositories.
- For information on how to add package repositories see Add package repositories.
- For new Linux and openSUSE users it is recommended to use the 4 default repositories (OSS, Non-OSS, Update, Update-Non-OSS) and Packman. Later on when you familiarize yourself with package management you can add more.
- Please, make sure that you actually need a specific repository instead of blindly adding it. More repositories means more complexity in software management and needs some experience to avoid problems and, in extreme cases, system failure.
Popular external repositories
To easily add the popular third-party repositories, see the openSUSE Community website.
Packman offers various additional packages for openSUSE, especially but not limited to multimedia related applications and libraries. It's the largest external repository of openSUSE packages.
The Packman project provides four repositories that may be added individually:
- Essentials: provides codecs and audio and video player applications, to fulfil the most essential needs
- Multimedia: contains many more multimedia related applications
- Extra: additional non multimedia related applications, mostly network related
- Games: obviously, games
Note that the three latter repositories are built upon and require Essentials and, hence, if you add e.g. the Multimedia repository, you MUST also add the Essentials repository.
Essentials is built for openSUSE 11.2 to 13.1, Factory, Tumbleweed and Evergreen (11.1, 11.2), while the other repositories are only built for openSUSE 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3 and 13.1.
Note that for reasons of convenience and personal preference, Packman also provides, for each distribution, a single repository that aggregates all the packages in the above mentioned repositories.
Here is how to add the Packman repository for your distribution -- using Essentials and Multimedia in this example, where applicable (Factory, Tumbleweed and Evergreen_11.1 don't have Multimedia):
And here is how to add the all-in-one Packman repository (which doesn't make any difference for Factory, Tumbleweed and Evergreen_11.1):
To pick a mirror near you, please consult the mirror list on the Packman site.
VLC VideoLan client
VLC Repositories for openSUSE contains all the required libraries that are not shipped with original openSUSE. (Do Not Mix with Packman)
AMD FGLRX Catalyst video drivers
Proprietary drivers for AMD FGLRX video cards. See the AMD install HOWTO.
You have to find if your gpu is a legacy one (HD2xxx-HD4xxx) or normal (HD5xxx or above), and choose the right fglrx version to use.
Starting with openSUSE 12.3 legacy driver is unmaintained, and the free radeon offers a better experience.
Proprietary drivers for nVidia video cards. See the nVidia install HOWTO.
The nVidia repositories are only browseable via ftp.
Popular Build Service repositories
openSUSE Build Service Repository for the Apache HTTP server. See the guides at Apache.
Third-party apache modules built for the Build Service Apache.
If you use the standard distro Apache and only want the modules from the Build Service, you'll find them here:
Apache PHP modules
There are variants. See the LAMP guide, for a separate page which will guide you to the correct PHP repository.
If you use the Build Service Apache from above, you'll find the right mod_php for your system here.
Most recent versions of Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey, etc.
Updated and stable LibreOffice
Most recent versions of Wine.