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.
The following is a list of official repositories supported by openSUSE.
The main repository: open source software only.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.4/repo/oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/oss/
Non-free (as in freedom) software, such as Opera and Steam.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/non-oss/
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.4/repo/non-oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/non-oss/
Repository of official security and bugfix updates for OSS packages.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed/
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.4/oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/oss/
Repository of official security and bugfix updates for non-OSS packages.
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.4/non-oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/non-oss/
Source RPMs. Advanced users only.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/src-oss
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/15.4/repo/oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/oss/
Source RPMs. Advanced users only.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/src-non-oss
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/15.4/repo/non-oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/non-oss/
Debuginfo packages. Advanced users only.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/debug/tumbleweed/repo/oss/
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/15.4/repo/oss/ and updates http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/15.4/oss/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/oss/ and updates http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/15.3/oss/
Update repository of openSUSE Backports.
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.4/backports/
Update repository with updates for openSUSE Leap debuginfo packages from openSUSE Backports.
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.4/backports_debug/
Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.4/sle/
Update repository with debuginfo for updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/15.4/sle/
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.
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_Tumbleweed
Version: Leap 15.4 https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/15.4/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/M17N:/fonts/openSUSE_Tumbleweed
Version: Leap 15.4 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/M17N:/fonts/openSUSE_Leap_15.4/
Version: Leap 15.3 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/M17N:/fonts/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/
- OwnCloud Server:
Version: Tumbleweed http://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/10.0/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
Version: Leap 15.4 https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/server:/10/15.4/
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.