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The openSUSE:Education team has "development" and "stable" repositories.

  • The "stable" repositories are highly recommended for use in production enviroments (like schools).
  • The "development" repositories contain the most up to date packages - but might be broken.

For the stable repositories, we've additional update repositories for each released version and distribution.

Stable Repositories

Currently you can find four different repositories for the available distributions:

URL Distribution Remark
http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/10.2/ openSUSE 10.2
http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/10.3/ openSUSE 10.3
http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/11.0/ openSUSE 11.0
http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/11.1/ openSUSE 11.1 currently not ready
http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/SLE10/ SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop/Server 10 currently not ready

You can also download a ISO image containing the content of the repositories at http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/ISOs/ . These ISOs can be added as "Add on Media"

Update Repositories

We provide full featured openSUSE Update repositories with tested applications and user readable description, why you should update the package. The update repository is added automatically to your installation sources if you install openSUSE-Education in the described way. To avoid problems with hosts behind a firewall (which is often the case for clients in a school), this update repository is not enabled per default.

All what's left to do from your side is

  • start YaST2
  • select the YaST2 -> Software Repositories module
  • select the "openSUSE-Education Updates" repository and click on activate

=> you're ready.

The openSUSE-Education update repository is fully integrated into the KDE and GNOME update applet on your desktop. The openSUSE-Education updates are presented in the applets like the official openSUSE updates.

Development Repositories

Warning These repositories are recommended for developers and testers only. Packages in these repositories change often and can be broken. So be warned!

We use the openSUSE Build Service for development. So the resulting packages have a different signing (see below) and the repositoriy doesn't have the patterns and additional Metadata like the stable repositories - and it might be broken sometimes.

Please have a look at our main development repository:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education/

and choose the right distribution directory.

We've additional repositories, which are just useful for a handfull of people like


Become an official mirror server

If you want to become an official openSUSE-Education mirror, just follow the description on the Mirror Setup Howto page. Just exchange the rsync-calls for rsync.opensuse.org with the ones for rsync.opensuse-education.org and ask Lars to be added as official mirror.