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These are the official openSUSE repositories. Well tested packages, security and bugfixes are provided. Online ones are convenient to use if you have good bandwidth. For information on how to add them, see Add package repositories.

On-disk official repositories

The first repositories that you may have seen are the DVDs. You can have several sorts of such repositories, with different contents. None of them, including the huge two layer DVD of the boxed version, includes all the openSUSE packages, so you will also need the online repositories if possible.

  • The downloadable DVD is one single layer 4.7 GB DVD. It hosts the most important packages, but this makes only a very small subset of the whole openSUSE.
  • The boxed DVD consist of a double layer DVD and is available from your dealer for a fee that includes installation support. But even this double DVD doesn't hold all the openSUSE packages.

Using online repositories

  • For YaST, there is no difference between online (internet) and on disk (DVD or hard drive) repositories, all the packages are seen as if they are on a very big drive.
  • If you keep your computer always connected via a broadband connection, you can remove the "repository" OSS DVD if you install the standard online repository below.
  • If you have enough disk space, you can also download a repository snapshot, but be advised that this can take up to 20 GB or even more.

Official Repositories

The following is a list of official repositories supported by openSUSE.

Note: You may have added one or more of the repositories below during installation, and the necessary repositories are added by default at the time of installation. Please check which repositories have already been added to your system to avoid running into problems.


The main repository: open source software only.


Non-free (as in freedom) software, such as Opera and Steam.


Repository of official security and bugfix updates for OSS packages.

Update Non-OSS

Repository of official security and bugfix updates for non-OSS packages.


Source RPMs. Advanced users only.


Source RPMs. Advanced users only.


Debuginfo packages. Advanced users only.

Backports Update

Update repository of openSUSE Backports.

Backports Debug-Update

Update repository with updates for openSUSE Leap debuginfo packages from openSUSE Backports.

SLE Update

Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.

SLE Debug-Update

Update repository with debuginfo for updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.

Semi official repositories

These are repositories available which are not officially supported by openSUSE, but they contain useful packages which you should feel free to use at your own risk.


The Contrib repository is now obsolete.


See KDE repositories.


See GNOME repositories.


See LXDE repositories.


See Xfce repositories.


See Games



  • OwnCloud Server:

Factory and Project repositories

When you encounter a bug in an openSUSE package and you cannot wait for your problem to be solved, there is a good chance that the bug does not appear in a recent version, either because it has been explicitly fixed or because it disappeared by itself. In order to test for this, you can try "bleeding edge" packages built by project developers. In order to get at the most recent version, go to the Software Portal and install the package with the most recent version number.

Warning: Those packages are unsupported and may introduce further bugs that may corrupt or destroy your data, so use caution and back up often!

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