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This is a list of currently existing third-party repositories, meaning they're external to openSUSE. The packages in the below repositories are not supported by openSUSE, meaning they may not be tested. The repositories listed below can contain beta versions of software and other bleeding edge packages.
  • For official repositories (OSS, non-OSS, Update, Update-Non-OSS) and semiofficial 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 four default repositories: OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Update-Non-OSS. Later on when you familiarize yourself with package management you can add more repositories, such as Packman.
  • Please make sure that you actually need a specific repository instead of blindly adding it. More repositories equates to more complexity in terms of software management, which means you will need some experience to avoid problems with your openSUSE operating system. In extreme cases system failure can occur. Please ask for help in #suse on Freenode or any of the available communication channels if you are unsure about how to add a repo or are unsure about how to install software from a repo.
Warning: Adding additional repositories can sometimes carry risks.

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 that are on the openSUSE Build Service application blacklist. It's the largest external repository of openSUSE packages. Packman is comprised of the following four repositories:

  • Essentials: provides codecs and audio and video player applications, to fulfill the most essential needs
  • Multimedia: contains many more multimedia related applications
  • Extra: additional non multimedia related applications, mostly network related
  • Games: obviously, games

The repositories above may be added individually be appending their name to the end of the URLs below. The latter three repositories are built upon Essentials and as such it must be added to utilize them.

All of Packman:

Version: Tumbleweed All of Packman (for all supported architectures)

Version: Leap All of Packman (for all supported architectures)

Only Essentials:

Version: Tumbleweed Packman Essentials (for all supported architectures)

Version: Leap Packman Essentials (for all supported architectures)

zypper dup:

After adding packman repository be sure to switch system package to those in packman as a mix of both can cause a variety of issues.

Version: all Packman

sudo zypper dup --from packman --allow-vendor-change

Version: all Packman-Essentials

sudo zypper dup --from packman-essentials --allow-vendor-change

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. (VLC is also provided by Packman, do not add both repositories.)

AMD fglrx Catalyst video drivers

Proprietary drivers for AMD FGLRX video cards. See the AMD install HOWTO.

Warning: The fglrx drivers are considered obsolete and are no longer built. Use the free radeon or AMDGPU drivers instead.

NVIDIA drivers

Proprietary drivers for NVIDIA video cards. See the NVIDIA install HOWTO.

Google Software Repositories for Linux

Google's repo Site for: Google Chrome, Google Earth, Google Music Manager, Google Voice and Video Chat, Google Web Designer, etc.

Popular Build Service repositories

The openSUSE Build Service contains a large variety of additional repositories.


openSUSE Build Service Repository for the Apache HTTP server. See the guides at Apache.

Apache modules

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 below.

Third-party Apache modules built for the standard distro Apache.

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.



Other HTTP Servers

openSUSE Build Service Repository for other HTTP servers (Nginx, Lighttpd, ...).

Database Servers

openSUSE Build Service Repository for other Database servers (SQL and NoSQL: MySQL, MongoDB, etc.)


openSUSE:Games is a very active packaging project


Most recent versions of Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey, etc.


Software for engineering and natural science. See Portal:Science.


Most recent versions of Wine.

See also

External links