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|This article or section refers to the version openSUSE 11.0 and it is now obsolete!|
Please refer to this article's discussion page for more information.
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.
Currently you can find four different repositories for the available distributions:
|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"
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 that'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.
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:
and choose the right distribution directory.
We've additional repositories, which are just useful for a handfull of people like
- http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education:/server:/OSS/ (for people using the Open School Server)
- http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/hp:/education (for the special Novell/HP education partnership)
- http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ (here you can find unstable development packages which are tested by the package maintainer before they are submitted into the main repository)
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.